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Safe to say that the TWU attempt failed before it even left the gate house.

We can put this chapter in another of the TWU's failures to rest.

And now for the real issues at hand.

AMFA at all airlines!!!!
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Sign an AMFA card if you want to get rid of the TWU.


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Safe to say that the TWU attempt failed before it even left the gate house.

We can put this chapter in another of the TWU's failures to rest.

And now for the real issues at hand.

AMFA at all airlines!!!!


Very safe to say, indeed. Little birdie told me that all this TWU drive came thru and from another work group at SWA. It wasn't even mechanics that wanted the TWU to come in, it was the F/A's that wanted us to become part of their group and union. No thx. We are much better off with AMFA only representing our class and craft, mechanics representing mechanics. I am still surprised that our F/A's have not ventured out for their own craft union.
The TWU drive at SWA is dead and gone. But the TWU did try to use this as a tactic to get the AA guys to stay with them. When in fact, I believe it has hurt them more than helped them.
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Hey how is the TWU card drive moving along at SWA???
It has been a while so I thought I would check in and ask.

:rolleyes: :lol: :D :P
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Hey how is the TWU card drive moving along at SWA???
It has been a while so I thought I would check in and ask.

:rolleyes: :lol: :D :P

TWU card drive at SWA is dead and gone. It actually never really got started. BTW, any predictions on the filing date at AA? Hope for the best for you guys, you all deserve a change for the better
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When in fact, I believe it has hurt them more than helped them.


Apparently you are right, looks like the the TWU at Southwest have their own battles going on;

http://aviationblog....suspended.html/

Seems that the TWU International didnt like who the members over there elected for President and VP so they are going to have their patsies that remain pull a coup d'etat.

How will the Rank and File react to this? Even if someone didnt like who got elected more than likely they would object to an outsider pulling out who was elected.

Removing elected officials just shows the members where they really stand within the organization.

With the TWU merging with the CWA, which also has the AFA under their umbrella one has to wonder will they too be forcibly merged with another Union? Will the CWA allow two different divisions representing flight attendants within the same union or will 556 and its members end up dissolved and distrubuted among AFA locals across the country?
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Apparently you are right, looks like the the TWU at Southwest have their own battles going on;

http://aviationblog....suspended.html/

Seems that the TWU International didnt like who the members over there elected for President and VP so they are going to have their patsies that remain pull a coup d'etat.

How will the Rank and File react to this? Even if someone didnt like who got elected more than likely they would object to an outsider pulling out who was elected.

Removing elected officials just shows the members where they really stand within the organization.

With the TWU merging with the CWA, which also has the AFA under their umbrella one has to wonder will they too be forcibly merged with another Union? Will the CWA allow two different divisions representing flight attendants within the same union or will 556 and its members end up dissolved and distrubuted among AFA locals across the country?

Not only does the TWU have this rather large internal issue going on at 556, they also have the current AA issue of AMFA soon to be calling for an election, and, if I am not mistaken when AMFA wins at AA this will be last of the TWU represented mechanics in aviation. Am I correct here? I also think it will be the same for the IAM over at US if they get replaced by the teamsters or AMFA after merger, I believe they will lose their last mechanic group in aviation as well. The only exception that I know of is the Eagle mechanics, but I feel really strong that they will follow the AA guys whichever way they may end up going, hopefully AMFA...
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I think the TWU should file today with whatever cards they have. The TWU does not want to be left out. Anyone can file at anytime with one card or 100,000,000,000 cards.
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I think the TWU should file today with whatever cards they have. The TWU does not want to be left out. Anyone can file at anytime with one card or 100,000,000,000 cards.

Yes, but they still need to get at least one card signed.
After having all the freedom to run our own affairs, I don't think they found anyone stupid enough to go TWU.
I support our flight attendants and ramp employees, to get the best compensation they can.
When they decide they have had enough of being told what to do by the TWU, I will support their decision to leave them.
There is a better chance of the FAs and rampers starting their own independent unions than mechanics going for the TWU (or any other industrial union).
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This is my opinion only and not that of Southwest Airlines Officers, Directors, or Employees.

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Safe to say that the TWU attempt failed before it even left the gate house.

We can put this chapter in another of the TWU's failures to rest.

And now for the real issues at hand.

AMFA at all airlines!!!!

This just so fits


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