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 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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November 7, 2022 TO: TWU/IAM Association Members RE: Holiday Arbitration At the end of last week, we were informed by Arbitrator Dana Eischen that he needs to reschedule the Article 22 – Holiday Arbitration scheduled to start on December 1, 2022. At his request, we have rescheduled the hearing to begin on February 2 and,…Read More
On October 6, Omni Air International Dispatchers, in a 91% vote, chose the TWU for union representation. “Special thanks to the Executive Board of TWU Local 514 and to International Rep Jose Galarza for all their support throughout this organizing effort. Would be remiss if we didn’t also thank Local 592 President Jenny Schar…Read More
TWU Local 556 President Lyn Montgomery will appear on the Tomi Lehren is Fearless show, streaming live directly through Outkick, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube at 7 p.m. eastern this evening, October 5. They will discuss how we are fighting back against the struggles flight attendants are facing.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.