TWU Locals Hold Massive Demonstration Against American Airlines’ Outsourcing
New York, NY – On Wednesday, October 18, members of the Transport Workers Union of America held a massive demonstration in Times Square to protest American Airlines’ outsourcing of U. S. jobs. TWU Locals 591, 513, and 501 members, representing Aircraft Maintenance, Fleet Service, Facilities/Ground Support and Stores, as well as other supporting locals from around the country, gathered hundreds strong, holding signs, chanting, forming a marching picket line and handing out flyers full of information to the public. Among them were TWU leadership, officers and members of other labor organizations including APA, APFA, CWA, IBT, and IAM. The crowd was massed outside of Times Square Towers, where contract negotiations were taking place.