2019 Michael J. Quill Scholarship Program

The 2019 Michael J. Quill Scholarship application is here. The deadline to apply is April 26. The Michael J. Quill scholarship offers 15 college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4,800. This scholarship is paid out per year in the amount of $1,200 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four-year course of study.

The union has been honoring our founder with these scholarships since 1969. Quill Scholarship awards have benefited hundreds of TWU families. Children of our members in transit, railroad and air transportation, utilities, public employment, space installations, and allied industries are among those who began their college educations with the help of the TWU’s signature scholarship. Click here to read about the 2018 Scholarship Winners.

This year, we are honored to have four additional scholarship sponsors, which will add another 21 scholarships: Union Benefit Planners, M3 Technology, Pitta LLP and Pitta, and Bishop & Del Giorno LLC. All of the above sponsored scholarships will be paid out in the first year, as a single scholarship.

Click here for the official rules and additional information, including eligibility requirements. Remember, the deadline to apply is April 26, 2019.

Have a Happy New Year

Brothers and Sisters

Re: Have a Happy New Year

On behalf of our Transport Workers Union Local 501 (Airline Division) Executive Board, we wish a Happy and Healthy New Year to all of our members, family and friends in 2019.

While we can wish for the best in the New Year, we still must be cognizant that after 3 years in Negotiations with American, we can only hope that the mediation process will help us get what we deserve in a new CBA for all of us. We need to be diligently prepared to deal with the process, if we can’t convince American together to change their concessionary and Union busting proposals. We must win this battle as it will affect and determine the future of our jobs, lively hood and Organization.

To be clear, Union Members who have elected to lay back and let others take on the fight for our rights will have no choice but to support the Union 100% if Negotiations are not resolved. Playing the fence will not be an option and your loyalty as a Union Member will be tested!

This New American smiles in your face but are committed to strategically place our members system wide into a trance of obedience. The USPS Drug Testing issue is a perfect example how the company intentionally has violated our CBA rights and tried to convince members that they have every right to do so. Think long and hard as to why the company has never taken or requested an FSC employee to take a drug test without reasonable cause while on the job until now?

What’s next?


Your Executive Board is Experienced and a Proven Leadership that serves our membership to the best of our abilities, but your trust and continued support is not enough. Not just Local 501 but ALL Transport Workers Union members need to participate and be ready to meet ALL future Union challenges together and Stand as ONE.

Let’s have a great year and make TWU Local 501 as Strong as possible, work Safe and Always Appreciate your Blessings and be proud members of the Transport Workers Union.

In Solidarity,

Victor J. Gonzalez
President TWU Local 501
International Executive Board

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