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New Board Members as of April 1, 2024

TWU557 is pleased to announce changes to the Board effective April 1, 2024.

Only one candidate for each of the positions of President and Secretary/Treasurer emerged, leading to the following changes:

JC Findley moved from Member-at_Large to President replacing previous President Jim Baird.

Jay Tarter was appointed the new Secretary/Treasurer, replacing Tom Simonds.

A Member-at-Large election is currently underway to select a replacement for that position.

Jose Garza participated in the swearing in ceremonies on March 29th, 2024.

We would like to especially thank Jim and Tom for their outstanding service to the instructor group for the past three years ( and six years for Jim).

TA Ratified by TWU557 Membership

December 30, 2022

Voting on the Tentative Agreement reached with the company ended at noon today. With 99.1% of the eligible voters participating, the agreement was ratified by a vote of 91-19. That was 82.7% in favor and 17.3% opposed.

Details of the TA are available to members on this website by going to the NEWS/Contract 2022 Menu Item. (You muist be logged in to view).

Here is a copy of the letter from TWU557 President Jim Baird:


TWU557 Past President, Jerry Bradley, Recognized For His Service

During a break in the current contract negotiations, TWU National Representative Jose Galarza presented TWU557 past president and current negotiating committee member Jerry Bradley with a plaque thanking him for his years of service as the TWU557 president.

Jim Takes Robert's Vacancy, Officially Becomes TWU557 President

With the hiring of Robert Vazquez Goretti as a SWA First Officer, Jim Baird assumes the role of TWU557 President and is sworn in by TWU National Representative Jose Galarza on November 5th, 2021.

Congratulations Robert!

Thank you Jim for stepping up!


TWU557 Newly Elected Officers April 1, 2021

Newly elected TWU557 President Robert Vazquez Goretti and TWU557 Secretary/Treasurer Tom Simonds join current TWU Vice President Jim Baird and Member-at-Large Joe Gautille being sworn in by TWU International Representative Jose Galarza.

The New Board takes over as of April 1, 2021.

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