Category: Politics

The Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act Will Close Safety Loopholes, Return Union Jobs to the U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2022 Denise Romano, dromano@twu.org Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act Will Close Safety Loopholes, Return Union Jobs to the U.S. WASHINGTON, DC – The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO – the largest union representing airline workers – has been fighting to end offshoring aircraft repair and overhaul. Today, the…

Offshoring Affects All TWU Members

The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO has been fiercely fighting to end offshoring aircraft repair and overhaul.  Offshoring affects all TWU members. Returning these solid, union jobs back to the U.S. will positively impact working communities across America and elevate the level of safety in skies for our families.  Click here to support the…

Unions: “No Stock Buybacks in Aviation Until Problems are Fixed”

Aviation Workers Launch Public Campaign Demanding Airlines Fix Operational Issues and Invest in People Before Diverting Resources in Stock BuybacksWashington, D.C. (August 18, 2022) — Today, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), the Communications Workers of America (CWA), International Association of…

Lobby Day H.R. 7321

Current FAA rules allow foreign maintenance facilities to bypass key safety standards. We’re on Capitol Hill today lobbying for the Global Aircraft and Maintenance Safety Act which will close those loopholes and make our skies safer. Newly elected Vice President Marla Johnson and Local 514 member Lisa Prince are TUL-based AMTs. They visited with Luke…

Support the Protection from Abusive Passengers Act

Dear TWU Members & Allies,  Assaults against aviation workers have skyrocketed over the past year, but despite the severity and frequency of these violent events, not a single passenger who has assaulted a ground service worker has been prosecuted under federal law. Will you send a letter to your elected official asking them to support…

Call to Action: Support the Cabin Air Safety Act

Dear TWU Members & Allies,  It’s time to take action to end the threat of toxic fumes onboard our aircraft. You may have seen several stories about diverted aircraft from all airline carriers in the US and abroad in the news recently due to “toxic fumes.” These fumes cause serious health concerns and are not monitored…

2022 Oklahoma Elections

No elections will be held in January and March of 2022, per Senate Bill 347. Elections are prohibited by law in May, July, September, October, and December of even-number years.   February 8 – Board of Education Primary Election and Special Elections Last day to register to vote: January 14 Deadline to request absentee ballot: 5 PM,…

TWU Lauds Bi-Partisan Passage of Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement lauding the bipartisan passage of the Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act (H.R. 8408): “The bipartisan passage of this vitally crucial bill is a bright moment during this very dark time. Back in January of 2019, the TWU was the…

Time is Running Out! Act Now and Urge Congress to Safeguard Aviation Jobs

TWU members have all put their lives at risk to serve the public during this pandemic. Federal funding is running out and our jobs are at risk of disappearing if Congress doesn’t extend worker protections in the airline industry before October 1. The CARES Act helped save transportation workers jobs, wages, and benefits by prohibiting…