NYC DOL Bi Weekly Update

Brothers & Sisters,

In an effort to provide an expeditious update on the NYC Bi- Weekly topic, the below communication was provided by our International Vice President Gary Peterson,
which I am sharing with the members.

In Solidarity,
Victor J. Gonzalez
President, TWU Local 501
International Executive Board


A call took place today between an Investigator for the NYDOL, International Representatives from the Association, and American Airlines.
The call was constructed to discuss if there was a way to a common ground discussion and a settlement between the parties.

It is clear from the call that the Association and Company are unable to resolve the issue.  As such, the Investigator will follow up with the NYDOL Commissioner, and she, or her designee, will respond to the parties.

We do not have any other details at this time, other than we will await the NYDOL Commissioner, or her designees response.  As soon as we receive further information, it will be shared with the NY Local Leaders and the membership.

Gary Peterson
International Vice President
Air Division Director

2021 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

Last week, the world watched a mob of domestic terrorists storm the U.S. Capitol, attacking our country and democracy. We must name the role white supremacy played: their special treatment as they roamed inside the Capitol, and the racist conspiracies and language that led them to Washington, D.C., that day.


This cannot happen again. To build a strong labor movement that protects all working people right now and in the future, we must unite against systemic racism and economic injustice.


And the first step is to listen.


Every year, we bring together leaders to honor their work and learn how labor, racial justice and economic justice intersect. We will do the same this year at the 2021 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference.


The event will be held virtually on Jan. 15–16. Over the course of two days, we will hear from a diverse set of speakers representing the civil rights and labor movements. Some featured speakers include:

  • Derrick Johnson, President, NAACP National
  • Stacey Abrams, Founder, Fair Fight
  • AFL-CIO Officers, President Richard Trumka (UMWA), Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler (IBEW) and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre (UFCW)
  • April Sims, Secretary-Treasurer, Washington State Labor Council
  • Waikinya Clanton, Senior Adviser, Democratic National Committee
  • Everett Kelley, National President, AFGE

We also will be honoring several activists and leaders with our annual MLK awards, with lifetime achievement recognition to AFT Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus Dr. Lorretta Johnson.


There’s no registration fee this year, but you must register to attend.


NYC DOL Bi Weekly Update – Recall Information

Brothers & Sisters,

While this NYC Bi Weekly fight is ongoing, I would like to inform our members that we are still actively engaged in the process.

On January 19th, 2021 there is a scheduled conference between American, Association Representatives and the NYC DOL.

As this matter unfolds, TWU Local 501 will update our members.

Thank you for your continued support.

Victor J. Gonzalez
President, TWU Local 501
Airline Division
International Executive Board

On the topic of Recalls, the International has informed me today that ALL Association members affected in the recent RIF, should be provided recall notices!

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