On Tuesday, February 9, the TWU Future Leaders Organizing Committee (FLOC), which consists of young and new TWU members, met via Zoom. TWU International Executive Vice President Alex Garcia, Administrative Vice President Mike Mayes, Air Division Director Gary Peterson and Air Division Reps attended the meeting to talk about the work the TWU has been doing regarding Covid-19 relief and upcoming bills to further their work security.

Garcia announced a mentorship and internship program the TWU plans to launch to allow FLOC members to gain a greater understanding about the work the TWU International does on all levels, as well as further developing their skills in the labor movement.

The TWU FLOC is a committee that works to encourage and empower the next generation of TWU members giving them the tools, resources and relationships to encourage local participation while helping them grow successfully. By recruiting passionate individuals, we are creating an environment where they can grow and develop mentor-based relationships to hold each other accountable. FLOC members also receive educational trainings to empower and develop their skills within the union. The FLOC members are the TWU’s future.

Even amid a pandemic, the TWU is thriving and our future can be even brighter, thanks to our talented members. We encourage all of our newer members and members under the age of 35 to check out FLOC! Please email Heather Laverty for more information, hlaverty@twu.org.