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.
Fourteen female Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMT) who are TWU members touched down on Capitol Hill July 28, to lobby for support of legislation that would improve safety standards for the aircraft they work with: The Global Aircraft Safety Improvement Act, as well as more visibility and support for women in their trade. Only 2.6% of…Read More
On July 29, the TWU negotiating committee for Local 548 Ground School Instructors at Envoy Air reached a four-year tentative agreement with the company. Ground School Instructors provide classroom training to Envoy Air pilots. Highlights include substantial pay increases, reduced step pay scale, and improved hours of service language. Full contract details and scheduled briefings…Read More
The following statement can be attributed to TWU International President John Samuelsen regarding JetBlue Airways plans to acquire Spirit Airlines. “The Transport Workers Union continues to believe that workers and the flying public would be better served if JetBlue and Spirit remain separate carriers. Airline workers must have a seat at the table to ensure…Read More
The following statement can be attributed to TWU International President John Samuelsen: “If Spirit Airlines’ shareholders voting against a merger with Frontier indicates that the company is nearing a deal with JetBlue, we believe that workers and airline passengers should be concerned. Spirit executives must look closely at JetBlue’s business model and how that airline…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 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.
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