Transport Workers Union of America


The TWU is on the front lines of moving the American economy forward, keeping the traveling public safe and giving working people a voice.

We fight the bosses across the economic spectrum. We are America’s Fightback Union.


America's Fighting Democratic Union

The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) is a labor union founded in 1934.

The TWU represents 155,000 workers in airline, rail, and transit industries, along with universities, utilities, and tourism.

We work to aggressively defend the livelihoods of our members.

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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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Assault Won’t Fly

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.

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Call to Action: Support The Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act

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.

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Call to Action: Support the Cabin Air Safety Act

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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