Category: COVID 19

What a Top Labor Leader for Travel Learned From the Pandemic

The pandemic has taken a toll on the frontline workers at the Transport Workers Union, but action and compassion go a long way. Industry employers need to take note and make adjustments as their frontline workers return. — Ruthy MuñozSource For the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), representing over 150,000 union workers across airlines,…

FEMA – COVID-19

Dear Local Presidents, Earlier this week, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) issued a new opinion opening up disaster funeral assistance for victims of COVID-19. Families who have lost loved ones to this deadly virus are now eligible for federal assistance to cover or defray funeral costs. As a national union whose members have seen…

COVID-19 Vaccine Letter

Dear Brothers & Sisters: This bulletin is written to assist our Air Division members so everyone can better understand the TWU’s position on the Covid-19 vaccine distribution. The TWU is in contact with both the new Administration in Washington DC and is assisting our Locals at the state level to have all airline workers categorized…

Veterans COVID 19 Vaccine Information

All Veterans, as the VA tries to prepare and keep you informed on their Vaccine process, you can do your part. If you are interested in getting a vaccine and want to get updates on the progress across the country, you can sign up at the following link; https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/stay-informed. You can also call 918-577-300 to…

TWU/IAM Association Leads on Relief for Transportation Employees

After months of delays and false promises, Congress has finally agreed to another round of much needed COVID economic relief. Although votes are still pending in the House and Senate, the stimulus package has benefits for TWU/IAM Association represented American Airlines employees, as well as important funding for distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, assistance to small…

Exposure Message, Safety Chairman Joe Brown

We are aware that we continue to have union members test positive for COVID-19. However, as you may know, there is no way for us to be certain if they were exposed at work or another location. We must all continue to stay vigilant in washing our hands, wearing our masks and keeping at least…

Tell the Senate: Get to Work and Pass the HEROES Act TODAY

It’s hard to believe. Coronavirus cases, unemployment numbers are climbing and TWU workers are still on the frontlines, but Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent the Senate home without debating the HEROES Act, the next coronavirus economic relief package. Despite the health risks, thousands of TWU frontline workers continue to do their jobs during the COVID-19…