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 August 14, 2020, we give a synopsis of the airline 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.
Air Division Updates
Air Division Updates
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 […]
Established in 1969, the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund provides 15 scholarships worth $4,800 to college-bound dependents of TWU members. It is paid out every year in the amount of $1,200 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four-year course of study. The money is paid directly to the recipient’s accredited college or […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, email@example.com Without Extension of CARES Act Payroll Support Program, Mass Layoffs Inevitable Washington, DC — In a joint letter to Congressional leadership, the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), along with other leading aviation unions, are calling on lawmakers to extend the Payroll Support […]
June 19, 1865, or Juneteenth, marks the anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States, one of the most important dates in our nation’s history. But even today, 155 years later, systemic racism is still alive in the United States. Over the past several months, the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, […]
The Transport Workers of America stands in solidarity with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s (ILWU) Juneteenth shut down of 29 west coast ports. The job action is in honor of the ongoing national protests to end systemic racism in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police. Labor and civil […]
The Transport Workers of America applauds the United States Supreme Court’s June 15 landmark decision that affirms sexual orientation and gender identity are protected characteristics under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. No one should live in fear of discrimination in the workplace based on who they are or who they love. It is […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, firstname.lastname@example.org TWU Statement on Justice for George Floyd and National Protests Transport Workers of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) International Administrative Council members President John Samuelsen, Executive Vice President Alex Garcia, Secretary-Treasurer Jerome Lafragola, Administrative Vice President Mike Mayes and Administrative Vice President Curtis Tate, have issued the […]