2016 Michael J. Quill Scholarship

TWU is now accepting applications for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer 15 college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4,800. This scholarship will be 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 benefitted hundreds of TWU families. Sons and daughters 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 TWU’s signature scholarship.
We have three additional sponsors: Union Benefit Planners has again agreed to sponsor an additional eight scholarships worth $2,500 each. M3 Technology will sponsor five scholarships worth $2,000 each and Vincent Pitta from Pitta & Giblin LLP, in memory of J. Brian Dugan, will sponsor two scholarships worth $2,500 each. All of the above sponsored scholarships will be paid out in the first year, as a single scholarship. The application and additional information, including eligibility requirements, are here.

Local 501 Holiday Message

As 2015 comes to an end, our Local 501 Executive Board would like to wish all of our members and their family a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year. In 2016 we the TWU as a whole will have many expectations and experience many challenges in the Air Transport Division.

Pertaining to the Equity Distribution, should the Judge rule in our favor, our members will promptly receive their remaining share.

As for the Pre-funding Arbitration case which was held in DFW on November 17 & 18, 2015, there are briefs in the case that still remain to be presented scheduled in January 2016. If the Arbitrator rules in the TWU's favor our members should receive the Pre­funding/Retiree Medical company match.

The most important expectation for our members in 2016, most certainly will be the accomplishment of obtaining Industry Leading Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements for our Mechanic & Related and Fleet Service Clerks.

When the JCBA's are in place, our Executive Board will need ALL of our membership's continued support more than ever as we navigate through complex agreements for the next few years. In 2016 and into the future your administration is prepared for any and all challenges we may face, and are committed to providing a robust representation for our entire membership.



Victor J. Gonzalez


2016 Calendar books are available

Brothers & Sisters of Local 501
2016 Calendar books are available at this time for the membership.
To receive one Please see a Local representative.
Local 501 Executive Board