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
This week, against the wishes of Congress and 151,000 TWU members, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published an Advanced Notice Proposed of Rule Making (ANPRM) to change the mandatory rest for flight attendants to 10 hours between shifts. This is a major delay for an action that was supposed to be completed 10 months ago. The TWU […]
September 27, 2019 Negotiations continued at the National Mediation Board offices in Washington, DC this week. Some progress on issues other than Scope, Retirement, Healthcare and Wages was made. Your Executive Negotiators remain committed to achieving the best contract in the industry. The Mediators scheduled additional dates at the Mediation Board offices October 8 through […]
September 20, 2019 Negotiations Update Federally-mediated negotiations between the TWU-IAM Association and American Airlines continued this week in Washington, D.C. At the request of the NMB, the parties have agreed to keep details of our discussions confidential. The National Mediation Board scheduled negotiations to continue next week in Washington, and we are hopeful that progress […]
RELEASE: Rep. Garamendi, Sen. Blumenthal Demand Answers After ‘Disturbing Pattern’ of JetBlue Toxic Fume Events
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Denise Romano at 202-718-3837 September 19, 2019 Rep. Garamendi, Sen. Blumenthal Demand Answers After ‘Disturbing Pattern’ of JetBlue Toxic Fume Events WASHINGTON, DC – On Sept. 19, 2019, Representative John Garamendi (D-CA-3) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to JetBlue CEO Robyn Hayes, demanding answers as to what steps the airline is taking […]
September 19, 2019 Contact: Denise Romano, TWU Communications, 202-719-3837 Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Disclosure Act of 2019 Prioritizes Safety, American Jobs Washington, DC – Representatives John Garamendi (D-CA) and Lee Zeldin (R-NY) put aviation passengers, workers and safety first by introducing the Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Disclosure Act of 2019 (H.R. 4374) earlier today. This commonsense, bipartisan legislation requires […]
Today marks the 18th anniversary of one of the most tragic of days in modern history. The Transport Workers Union honors the sacrifices made by Cabin Crews, Passengers, First Responders and all the innocent victims who perished on September 11, 2001. As we remember the tragic events that unfolded on 9/11 we ask that you […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Denise Romano at 202-719-3837 September 10, 2019 TWU and Envoy Air Reach TA for Aircraft Dispatch Group The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) and Envoy Air have reached a tentative agreement (TA) for the Aircraft Dispatch Group. Details of the TA will be forthcoming, as the parties finalize the documents. […]
STATEMENT OF THE TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION OF AMERICA, AFL-CIO (TWU) “The Transport Workers Union is shocked by the reported allegations of airplane sabotage by an employee. If these allegations of sabotage are true, they are outrageous and indefensible, and we fully condemn such actions. Our mechanics are highly trained professionals who are dedicated to performing […]