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 TWU represents more than 155,000 workers across the airline, railroad, transit, universities, utilities and service sectors. The TWU is the largest airline workers union in the United States.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2023 Contact: Jonna Huseman, email@example.com The TWU Endorses the House FAA Reauthorization Bill Washington, DC—John Samuelsen, International President of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), issues this statement in support of H.R. 3935, as amended, the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act: “The…Read More
As our nation marks the 22nd anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the TWU pauses to remember those whose lives have been lost or forever altered by these horrific events—including many of our own members. Today we honor our union members across all of our industries who, in the face of uncertainty and adversity,…Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jonna Huseman, firstname.lastname@example.org Washington, DC — John Samuelsen, International President of the Transport Workers Union, issues this statement in response to President Biden nominated Michael Whitaker for FAA Administrator: “As the largest airline union in the U.S. with members in nearly every frontline job across 17 carriers and multiple airline contract…Read More
This Labor Day, TWU members are reflecting on the true meaning of this holiday, including the sacrifices of working people who came before us, and the continued fight to ensure dignity, safety, and respect in the workplace. Watch the video below. Happy Labor Day from the TWU.Read More
While assaults against airline crew members have increased dramatically during the pandemic, unruly passengers were an issue long before COVID-19 and will be an issue long after. For airlines to allow previously banned, unruly passengers back onto planes — without an investigation, without notifying the workers who were assaulted, and without a plan to further protect them — is irresponsible and unacceptable. It’s time we all take a stand against airline assaults. Join the TWU in saying: Assault Won’t Fly.
The bipartisan Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act (HR 7321), formerly known as The Safe Aircraft Maintenance Standards Act, improves 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.