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, recorded on September 4, 2020, we discuss what to expect in an event investigation.
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
The Union is saddened today by the passing of Theresa Samuelsen, who raised four sons and a daughter in Brooklyn, including TWU International President Samuelsen. She had eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Her husband Bunky passed away in 2017. She was a lifetime trade unionist, who worked as a benefit fund administrator for both […]
Sisters and Brothers This year has been an emotional rollercoaster and stressful year for all of us. We have experienced periods of high stress coupled with periods of good news. Contentious contract talks, ratified contract, COVID 19, CARES Act passes, pandemic resurges and now the WARN notices. We know that stress is cumulative and any […]
To: TWU/IAM Membership From: TWU/IAM EAP Staff Date: 7-16-2020 Re: WARN Letter This is an informational note to address the fact that American Airlines has issued WARN letters to members of the Association. Let’s start by talking about what a WARN letter is. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) offers: “protection to […]
AA Association Update: American Airlines to Offer Revised Leaves of Absence and Voluntary Early Outs
July 15, 2020 American Airlines will announce today that they are offering ‘enhanced’ Leaves of Absence and Early Outs to Association members. Association leadership discussed these revised offers and made several suggestions that would make them more attractive to our members. Most of the suggestions were not taken. We advise all of our membership to […]
July 10, 2020 To All TWU/IAM Association Members at American Airlines: American Airlines has informed the Association that it will be sending Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications (WARN Act notifications) to Association covered employees. This notice, which is required by law, will contain information indicating that American Airlines may furlough employees. All of the TWU/IAM Association […]
With heavy hearts, the TWU International Administrative Council announces the passing of John Bland. It is said the arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice. Mr. Bland stood on the precipice of that arc to demand justice for all. John Bland was TWU’s Administrative Vice President until his retirement in 2017 and the Director […]
TWU members have all put their lives at risk to serve the public during this pandemic. Federal funding is running out and our jobs are at risk of disappearing if Congress doesn’t extend worker protections in the airline industry before October 1. The CARES Act helped save transportation workers jobs, wages, and benefits by prohibiting […]
On July 3, the AFA, APFA and TWU sent a joint letter to flight attendants and aviation leaders ensuring that “concessions cannot and will not resolve the crisis in the industry. We are putting management on notice: don’t even think about it.” Click here to read the full letter. Concessions cannot and will not resolve the […]