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.
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.
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
October 16, 2018 Brothers and Sisters, The two mediators assigned to our negotiations have notified the TWU-IAM Association and the Company that three bargaining dates have been scheduled: October 30, January 29-31 and February 12-14. While the Association welcomes the opportunity to negotiate during these dates, these three sessions are simply not enough. We demand […]
On October 10, Air Wisconsin and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) reached a two-year tentative agreement for the carriers’ Aircraft Dispatchers. “Although it took mediation to reach an agreement, we believe this deal will meet our members’ needs in the short-term, while providing them with the ability to reengage in negotiations quickly to achieve even […]
On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The law reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for 5 years (through 2023) and establishes various policies and programs, committees and task forces, and studies relating to safety, workers, industry, and passengers. The law also reauthorizes the Transportation […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 3, 2018 Contact: Denise Romano, TWU Communications, (202) 719-3837 The TWU Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act (H.R. 302) John Samuelsen, International President of the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) issued the following statement on the passage of Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization: “The TWU applauds the […]
On Sept. 26, the TWU sent the letter below in support of H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. Click here for a PDF copy of the letter. Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), I write in support of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 302, as amended). The […]
September 24, 2018 TO: AA Locals 501 – 591 RE: TWU Reserve/Equity Fund Distribution Update Dear Brothers and Sisters: As a follow up to Friday’s conference call with TWU American Airlines Presidents, below is a summary of the latest developments, with respect to the TWU Reserve/Equity fund distribution: First and foremost, the next equity distribution […]
September 19, 2018 Brothers and Sisters, The TWU-IAM Association was notified this week that the National Mediation Board has assigned two mediators to our negotiations. The mediators have indicated that, due to Federal budget concerns and scheduling, they will not schedule mediated negotiating sessions until after October. The Association has demanded to meet with American […]
On Friday Sept. 14, Dispatchers from the Transport Workers Union of America at Sun Country Airlines filed for contract mediation with the air carrier over wages. Sun Country’s wage offer was embarrassingly lower, by a large margin, than other carriers they compete against in the marketplace, like Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit Airlines. The TWU believes […]