Fifty-eight years ago, on February 11, 1958, Ruth Carol Taylor made history.
Journalist and nurse Ruth Carol Taylor became the first African American airline Flight Attendant in the United States when she joined Mohawk Airlines in 1958. While she is most commonly known for her achievement in the airline industry, she spent much of her career as an activist for minority and women’s rights.
Seven TWU Local 556 Flight Attendants attended the 2016 AFL-CIO Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference held in Washington D.C., January 15-18. The conference consisted of panels, workshops, “bootcamps,” community service, and more. It was an energizing, jam-packed weekend...
The TWU Local 556 Safety Team continues to monitor the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and their recommendations in regard to the Zika Virus. As a follow-up to our recent communication, we wanted to assure our Membership we remain vigilant in communicating with the Company regarding the health and safety of our Flight Attendants as it relates to operations to Zika affected international destinations.
The final bimonthly edition of Unity Update is available online via the TWU Local 556 Website or your email. In this issue:
Members of your TWU Local 556 Negotiating Team have had some very productive conversations with Flight Attendants in the lounges and airports this week. We’ve gotten some great feedback regarding the Contract and we appreciate your creative ideas about how to unify and mobilize our Membership.