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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, 202-719-3837 The TWU Supports House Moving Forward Infrastructure Framework The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) supports the Moving Forward Framework for infrastructure investment introduced today by House leaders today. The plan will increase infrastructure investment to $760 billion over five years, prioritizing public transit funding, […]
January 20, 2020 Sisters and Brothers, Talks continue by phone between the Association Leadership and American Airlines in reaching a JCBA. As such, we wanted to update the membership and dispel a false narrative, speculation and rumors some may be spreading. We are set to meet again with the NMB on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 […]
Applications are now being accepted for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer fifteen (15) college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4800.00. This scholarship will be paid out, per year in the amount of $1200.00 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four (4) year course. We […]
Members of Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) Local 592 ratified their contract with ExpressJet Airlines, with a 94% voter turnout and 69% of the membership voting in favor of the new agreement. A tentative agreement was recently reached, and the newly ratified agreement will become effective immediately. “Our ExpressJet Dispatch Group has ratified an […]
On September 4, 2018, Spirit Airlines Guest Service Agents voted 125 to 28 to form a union under the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU). 82% voted in favor of the union, with the expectation of improving safety, training, working conditions, benefits, job protection, and wages. The goal of our committee is to reach an […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Denise Romano, 202-719-3837 December 19, 2019 TWU Local 592 Reaches Tentative Agreement with ExpressJet Members of Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) Local 592 and ExpressJet have reached a tentative agreement. The TWU’s flight dispatch group had been negotiating a contract since November 2018. Workers will receive industry leading wages and […]
December 13, 2019 Sisters and Brothers, Over the past several weeks, the Association, the NMB and American Airlines have been working to reach the tentative agreement our members have been promised and rightfully deserve. As most of you know, we also agreed to limit communications in a manner that would not create more rumor or […]
In November, TWU Local 591 member and DCA Station Chairman Brian McMahon lost his life to cancer. While Brian may not have been known by a large number of members outside of Washington D.C., he was a longtime union representative working for TWU members employed by American Airlines; including participation in past negotiations. Unfortunately, about […]