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 this podcast, Terry Kelly, PhD, discusses the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) with TWU American Airlines ASAP Director, Brad Brugger. This is Part Two of a Two Part Series.
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.
Air Division Updates
Air Division Updates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano at email@example.com TWU Reaches Historic Tentative Agreement with JetBlue Airways The Transport Workers Union of America is proud to announce another historic milestone: The all-important first contract for our InFlight Crew Members (IFCs) at JetBlue Airways. This epic contract was no easy feat, as the airline industry […]
October 16, 2020 TO: Air Division Locals 501 – 592 RE: Air Division Director Dear Brothers & Sisters: While this year has been full of uncertainty and unprecedented turmoil, the TWU’s focus has to be on the organization and members as a whole. Therefore, effective January 4, 2021, Gary Peterson will take over as Air […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, firstname.lastname@example.org Hypocritical DOT Refuses to Mandate Masks On Friday, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) rejected a petition from the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO to require masks for passengers on commercial passenger transportation. TWU International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement in response: “It’s downright dangerous for […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, email@example.com TWU Statement on Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act WASHINGTON, DC – Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement supporting the Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act (H.R. 8404), passed by the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure […]
PRESS RELEASE: Transport Workers Union Supports Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act as Part of Larger Deal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, firstname.lastname@example.org Transport Workers Union Supports Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act as Part of Larger Deal Transport Workers Union International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement regarding the Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act introduced by Senators Susan Collins and Roger Wicker: “Our transportation systems […]
On September 16, 2020 TWU International Executive Vice President Alex Garcia sent the following letter to Secretary Mnuchin, Chief of Staff Meadows, Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Leader McConnell and Leader Schumer. Click here for the full PDF version We wrote to you earlier this year, at an early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, urging you […]
Today marks the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The TWU honors the sacrifices made by Cabin Crews, Passengers, First Responders and all the innocent victims who perished that day. The TWU also celebrates all of our members who played a significant role in the following months selflessly assisting with response, transportation, rescue, recovery and […]
The leadership and staff of the TWU International wish our frontline heroes and their families a very safe and happy Labor Day! The past few months have been filled with tragedy. In the midst of these hardships and sacrifices, we deserve to pause for one day to revel in our holiday. Labor Day celebrates all […]