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
Download this update as a PDF. Brothers & Sisters, The Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of May 22nd, in Washington D.C. and discussed several of the open issues and Articles. For M&R and MLS those Articles include: Vacations, Holidays, Overtime and Classifications. For the Fleet Service group those Articles include: Vacations, […]
Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirmed the decision of the District Court for the Northern District of California that dismissed two class action complaints challenging TWU’s method of distributing shares of post-bankruptcy American Airlines stock. International President John Samuelsen applauded the decision to uphold the distribution of collectively bargained equity […]
IEC Unanimously Elevates John Samuelsen As 10th International President After Harry Lombardo Announces Retirement At the TWU International Executive Council meeting today, Executive Vice President John Samuelsen was elevated to International President after incumbent President Harry Lombardo unexpectedly announced his retirement, effective immediately. Samuelsen is President of TWU’s largest affiliate, Local 100 in New York […]
April 27, 2017 American Airlines yesterday announced mid-contract pay increases for its pilot and flight attendant groups. The company states its reasoning is that those two groups have fallen significantly behind their industry peers with long durations before their collective bargaining agreements are open for negotiations. The TWU-IAM Association negotiated industry leading pay increases […]
April 21, 2017 Executive Session Negotiations Continue American negotiations continued this week in Washington, D.C. By mutual agreement, the Chairperson of the National Mediation Board (NMB), Linda Puchala, joined our negotiations. The purpose of entering Executive level negotiations is to bring the talks to a successful conclusion and to the degree the NMB can assist […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2017 CONTACT: Ori Korin, firstname.lastname@example.org Keeping Air Travel Safe for Workers and Passengers Alike: Transport Workers Union President Lauds FCC Proposal to Ban Inflight Voice Calls Washington, D.C. — Following Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s announcement earlier this week that the FCC would support a ban on inflight voice calls […]
Sisters and Brothers: Executive level negotiations took place in Washington, D.C. this week. Chief negotiators for the TWU-IAM Associations met with negotiators from American Airlines to advance our discussions in efforts toward concluding our contract discussions. All negotiating committee members were fully briefed on the sessions and continue to be involved with input and ongoing […]
The Association Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines in Dallas the week of March 6, 2017. The next negotiating session will be in Washington, D.C. the week of March 27 to include the Executive Committees from the Association Internationals Download Mechanic & Related Stores Download Fleet Service Mechanic & […]