Transport Workers Union of America
The TWU is on the front lines of moving the American economy forward, keeping the traveling public safe and offering working people a voice.
The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) is a labor union founded in 1934. We work to aggressively defend the livelihoods of our members.
The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), AFL-CIO represents more than 150,000 members across the airline, railroad, transit, universities, utilities, and services sectors in the United States.
May 24 marks National Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day. The following statement can be attributed to TWU Air Division Director and International Vice President Gary Peterson: “The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, celebrates National AMT Day, honoring our 10,000+ Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMT) who are responsible for the safety of flight of nearly 1,000…Read More
Transportation Technology Campaign Newsletter Issue #8 May 19, 2022 If you see or hear about new technologies or services, please send us an email, TransportationTech@twu.org Human Operators in Public Transit ‘Highly Likely’ Even as Autonomous Vehicle Tech Advances, Carnegie Mellon University Experts Reveal in New Paper This paper is a critical contribution to the evolving…Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 19, 2022 Contact: Jonna Huseman, email@example.com Carnegie Mellon University researchers echo what TWU has long said: Human operators must remain onboard transit vehicles as Automation Technologies Advance Washington, DC — The Transport Workers Union of America today is praising new, independent research from Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Traffic21, a transportation…Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2022 Contact: Jonna Huseman, firstname.lastname@example.org TWU: Corporations should not be given tax breaks for union busting Washington, DC – Today the No Tax Breaks for Union Busting Act, which would end the practice of allowing corporations to claim tax deductions for funds they spend on union busting, was introduced…Read More
Assaults against aviation workers have skyrocketed over the past year, but despite the severity and frequency of these violent events, not a single passenger who has assaulted a ground service worker has been prosecuted under federal law.
The bipartisan Safe Aircraft Maintenance Standards Act raises safety standards for U.S.-flagged aircraft maintained abroad to bring them in line with domestically maintained aircraft. This will not only better ensure the safety and security of frontline aviation workers and the flying public, but also deter offshoring of aircraft maintenance.
Federal legislation has been re-introduced in the U.S. Congress to address this issue. The Cabin Air Safety Act, sponsored by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative John Garamendi (D-CA), would help set our cabin air on a path to being healthy and safe. The TWU fully endorses this important bill as a first step to ensuring our cabin air is healthy and safe.
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