Transport Workers Union | Local 570

Envoy Air (American Eagle) JFK | LGA | MIA | RDU  -  AMT | FSC | GSE | ICS 

Spirit Airlines | FLL - Guest Service Agents 


🎉 Congratulations

Blanca Lopez – Our GSA of the Year! 🌟


March 4, 2024


The Transport Workers Union of America issued the following statement on the announcement that Jet Blue and Spirit Airlines will no longer pursue a merger:


Our main concern throughout this process was protecting and advancing the livelihoods of our members. We achieved those goals. For our JetBlue Inflight Crewmembers, we secured 17% mid-contract raises, millions of dollars in potential bonus payments, the ability to open contract negotiations one year early, improved work rules, and enhanced grievance procedures. At Spirit Airlines, The TWU maintained representation for our Guest Service Agents, who would have lost their union contract and collective bargaining rights if the merger was approved. Maintaining their hard-fought TWU contract was critical to these members.

The TWU represents more than 155,000 workers across the airline, railroad, transit, universities, utilities and service sectors. The TWU is the largest airline workers union in the United States.

JFK Member Appreciation Nov 2023

MIA Member Appreciation Dec 2023

FLL Member Appreciation Dec 2023

RDU Member Appreciation Dec 2023

Update to All Local 570 Spirit Airlines GSA Members

Spirit & JetBlue Airlines

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

We are delighted to share the news that the judge has ruled in our favor, successfully blocking the merger between Spirit Airlines and JetBlue Airlines.

Throughout this process, uncertainties loomed, but our confidence never wavered. We attribute this victory to the compelling argument presented by the government and the expertise of our legal representatives. A particularly impactful element was the Amicus Brief prepared by our adept legal team on behalf of Local 570.

With this legal hurdle now behind us, Local 570 remains steadfast in our commitment to vigorously representing all members of the GSA at Spirit Airlines.

Best regards,

Dan Rivera


Transport Workers Union | Local 570

Spirit Letter.pdf
Law360 Article - Airline Workers Union...pdf

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Airline Workers Union Wants JetBlue Merger Grounded.

Maggie Hassan | U.S. Senator for 

New Hampshire

On behalf of the Transport Workers Union | Local 570, we thank you, Mr. Hector Bravo and Mr. Emmanuel Petrakis, for your heroic effort to save the life of Michael Tolfa, an American Eagle Aircraft Mechanic and retired USMC Sergeant, by performing CPR. Your brave and selfless actions serve as a reminder of the importance of looking out for one another and coming together in times of need. Your courage and dedication to your fellow Union Brother is an example that will long be remembered.

Envoy Air Presidents from Locals 570, 571, 572, 575, and 576 resumed council meetings at the TWU International Offices with International Rep. Jose Galarza this week, where they collaborated and built strategies for advancing the fight.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023 

In December 1998, Business Express Airlines announced that AMR Eagle Holding Corp., a unit of AMR Corporation and parent of American Eagle Airlines and Executive Airlines, would purchase the airline.


In 1968, the author received the Pulitzer Prize for this photograph - one of the most prestigious awards in the United States, which is awarded for achievements in music, cinema, theater and journalism.

The picture shows two electricians, Randall Champion and Jay Thompson, hanging from a power pole. That day there was a strong heat and nothing foreshadowed trouble. The hum of air conditioners in July 1967 was heard throughout the state of Florida. Because of them, in the city of Jacksonville, there was an overload of power lines, and this caused a power surge.

Randall and Jay were doing routine maintenance on a live line when Randall accidentally touched one of the wires. A discharge of 4000 V passed through the body and his heart stopped. For understanding: during the execution in the electric chair, a voltage of 2000 V is used

Randall's lifeless body hung from the harness. But his partner Jay did not lose his head, realizing that every second is precious, he began to give him artificial respiration right on the pole. It was very inconvenient, but there was no other way out. In such a situation, it is difficult to conduct a normal resuscitation, but Jay still tried to start his friend's heart until he had a weak pulse.

Only after that he unhooked his partner's insurance and, throwing him over his shoulder, went down to the ground. By the time the rescuers arrived (they were called by professional photographer Rocco Morabito, who happened to be at the scene), Champion was already conscious on the ground.

Not only was he saved, thanks to Thompson, but he lived another 35 years. The electrician died in 2003 at the age of 64.

Thompson is alive today.

Workers Memorial Day 

April 28, 2023 

Honoring Fallen Workers