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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This weekend, TWU members from across the country gathered in Houston, Texas to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. During the weekend-long observance, the TWU Civil and Human Rights Committee also recognized the contributions of civil rights leader, labor activist, and humanitarian Mr. John Bland, who we are proud to call…Read More
Last week, the TWU held our very first Coalition of Transport Workers Union Flight Attendants at the TWU International Headquarters in Washington, DC. TWU Air Director Andre Sutton and International Vice President Thom McDaniel met with the Presidents, Treasurers, and Health, Safety, and Security representatives from Locals 556, 577, and 579. The parties collaborated and discussed how to…Read More
TWU’s Curtis Tate named to federal transit advisory committee for safety FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2022 Contact: Jonna Huseman, firstname.lastname@example.org WASHINGTON, DC — Curtis Tate, International Administration Vice President for the Transport Workers Union, and a longtime safety and workers’ rights advocate, has been named to the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Transit Advisory Committee…Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 8, 2022 Jonna Huseman, email@example.com WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement can be attributed to TWU International President John Samuelsen: “Airline bosses and the FAA say they want to make flying accessible to everyone, but for far too long both entities have turned a blind eye to the real-life needs of…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.