Monthly Archives: January 2021

Q&A Session With Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer

TWU Members,

The TWU International is hosting an online question-and-answer session with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer for TWU members in New York on Friday, January 29 at 3:15 PM. Senator Schumer will address the recently passed emergency response bill, the path out of the ongoing pandemic, and other policy issues.

Please join us for this event using this link at 3:15 PM on Friday, January 29.

You can also join by phone use this one tap mobile link from your smart phone:


If you would like to submit a question for the Senator in advance, please email your question to

In Solidarity,

TWU International Administrative Committee

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.