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
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 […]
The TWU Endorses the Safe Aircraft Maintenance Standards Act – Ensures the Safety of Aviation Workers and the Flying Public, Prevents Offshoring
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Zack Tatz, email@example.com November 15, 2019 The TWU Endorses the Safe Aircraft Maintenance Standards Act Ensures the Safety of Aviation Workers and the Flying Public, Prevents Offshoring Washington, DC – Today, the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) strongly endorsed new legislation that raises the level of safety and security […]
November 13, 2019 The TWU is leading a coalition representing 50,000 flight attendants to demand the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) immediately implement new rest rules for flight attendants. As part of that campaign, we filed comments to the FAA urging them move forward with this rule. After years of struggle, […]
November 1, 2019 Negotiations continued in Washington, D.C. this week, with little movement from the company being made towards completed tentative agreements. In light of the unfortunate lack of progress, the Executive Committee is considering next steps and an appropriate response.
President Samuelsen Elected USA Chair of International Transport Workers Federation Road Transport Committee
TWU International President John Samuelsen was elected USA Chair of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) Road Transport Committee earlier this month. The ITF represents over 2.5 million road transport workers around the world. In this role, President Samuelsen will work with other transportation leaders around the world to combat the negative effects of privatization, […]
October 25, 2019 Sisters and Brothers, Since the resumption of mediated negotiations between the Association and American Airlines on September 16, the parties have met multiple days over five weekly sessions. Although progress has been slow, it has been positive and productive. The talks have moved into more serious and in-depth discussions regarding Scope, Insurance […]
TWU International Communications Dept Wins More than 10 ILCA Awards The TWU International Communications Department won more than 10 International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) Awards for work performed in the 2018 calendar year. The ILCA, founded in 1955, is the professional organization of labor communicators in North America. The annual ILCA Labor Media Contest recognizes […]