The Air Division represents members at some of the nation’s largest airlines, including American, Southwest, and Envoy, in addition to members at several U.S. military and service bases, including Fort Lee, Fort Gordon, and the NASA Kennedy Space Center. We are proud to have bargained industry-leading contracts for working people across nearly every class and craft in the aviation industry, from flight attendants, to mechanics and related, stores, ramp agents, flight training crew instructors, and dispatchers. Our service contract locals are growing rapidly, adding members in dozens of fields on military installations all over the U.S.
For individual contract information, please visit the local website or contact your local.
The Air Division has launched a podcast. Click here to listen or click on the button below. In the latest episode, leading consumer advocate and aviation industry expert William J. McGee joins host Brian Parker to discuss safety, security, and outsourcing issues which are plaguing the US aviation industry.
In addition to traditional contract campaigns, the Air Division participated in the International Campaign Unit’s inaugural campaign effort, the ‘Today We Unite’ campaign for justice at American Airlines. Click the button below to visit that campaign’s page.
Some of the newest members of the TWU family are a result of a drive the TWU Organizing Department launched during the summer of 2018: a campaign to organize 300 Spirit Airlines customer service agents, based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Click the button below to visit that campaign’s page.
Air Division Updates
Air Division Updates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Denise Romano, 202-719-3837 December 4, 2019 TWU Local 592 Ratifies Sun Country Airlines Contract in 80% Vote Every Group Member Voted Members of Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) Local 592 ratified their contract with Sun Country Airlines in an 80% vote. Every member in the Air Dispatch Group participated in […]
The entire leadership and staff at the TWU International extends their warmest wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday to all of our hardworking, dedicated members. We know this is the busiest travel time of the year, and we recognize each and every one of you for keeping everyone safe as they journey to their loved […]
November 25, 2019 The Association leadership has pursued continuing negotiations on American Airlines with or without the presence of the National Mediation Board (NMB) with some limited success. After our last negotiating session closed November 15, we asked the Company to agree to meet this week. They declined. The National Mediation Board has announced scheduled […]
TWU, Leading Unions, Associations, Announce ‘Moving America Forward’ Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure at UNLV
On Nov. 20, a group of leading labor unions associations announced “Moving America Forward: a 2020 Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure,” convened by United for Infrastructure, to be held over President’s Day Weekend 2020 on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). President’s Day Weekend marks the start of early voting in […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Denise Romano at email@example.com November 22, 2019 TWU Toxic Cabin Air Lobby Day Supporting the Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, November 20, members of the Transport Workers of America (TWU) met at our nation’s Capitol to encourage Members of Congress to support the Cabin Air […]
Transportation Labor Leaders: Lawmakers Must Ensure One Level of Safety, Security in Aircraft Maintenance Industry
November 20, 2019 Washington, D.C. – John Samuelsen, international president of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), Sito Pantoja, general vice president of the International Association of Machinists (IAM), Mike Perrone, president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), and Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issue this joint statement […]
Leg Update: New Legislation Introduced to Raise Safety Standards on Foreign Aircraft Maintenance Facilities
November 18, 2019 The TWU is proud to endorse the recently introduced Safe Aircraft Maintenance Standards Act (H.R. 5119). Led by Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and John Katko (R-NY), this bipartisan bill would close five loopholes that allow airlines to offshore maintenance of aircraft onto a lower safety standard abroad. The bill would also impose a moratorium, […]
November 16, 2019 Sisters and Brothers, The Association’s Executive Negotiating Committee met this week in Washington, D.C. with members of the National Mediation Board and representatives from the carrier. Limited progress was made this week, and that is encouraging. Our goal is not simply to reach an agreement with the company. Our goal is to […]