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, TWU Strategic Action Coordinator Brian Parker is joined by Local 556 President Lyn Montgomery about contract negotiations and the 737 Max 8.
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
May 31 marks Flight Attendants Appreciation Day – and the TWU International wants to acknowledge how much we value our 25,000 frontline crew members who work hard, each and every day. We know that being a flight attendant is not an easy job by any measure. At 30,000 feet in the air, you are responsible […]
AA Association Update: American Airlines Is More Focused On Litigation, Not Negotiating the Contract Our Members Deserve
May 30, 2019 As was said earlier, our negotiations with American are not only important for our members, but for the whole airline industry. The Company is currently near the top of their outsourcing of work maximums established through bankruptcy. Our fight on SCOPE is simple, we are fighting for our members’ seniority to improve […]
Today, the TWU sent letters to the House and Senate encouraging our federal elected officials to cosponsor the Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019. This legislation would directly address fume events and toxic air onboard our aircraft. When aircraft engines or air compressors malfunction, flight attendants and other airline workers can be exposed to unhealthy, harmful air that can cause […]
AA Association Update: American Airlines Unions Stand Strong, Association Thanks Union Affiliates for Their Support
May 29, 2019 On behalf of the TWU-IAM Association, we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), The Allied Pilots Association (APA) and The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) for their letters of support in our contract negotiations fight with American Airlines. Our […]
The TWU launched the first stages of its latest campaign, fighting for the safety of aviation workers and the flying public. The International created a committee consisting of members from the Air and Transit, Universities, Utilities and Services Divisions, along with industry experts. As usual, the TWU is leading the charge with our Toxic Cabin […]
The TWU is always thankful for all the hard work our members perform every day. This weekend, we’re especially grateful for our members who have served in the military, and we will take a moment to honor the sacrifices they made. Memorial Day is an opportunity to remember our heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. […]
TWU President Samuelsen Takes Contract Fight to AA President Isom’s Face from TWU International on Vimeo.