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.
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.
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
TWU flight attendant members have firsthand experience working in both stifling hot and shivering cold aircraft cabins, where they must carry-out their important safety and security responsibilities while interacting with often unhappy and uncomfortable passengers. Recently, the TWU filed formal comments urging the DOT to begin regulating temperatures inside the aircraft cabin to better protect […]
Members of the TWU International Working Women’s Committee met in Cocoa Beach, Florida on July 26 and 27, hosted by Local 525. TWU International Director of Human and Civil Rights and Working Women’s Committee John Bland and Committee Chair LaTonya Crisp opened the meeting with remarks stressing the importance of voting this November, registering those […]
The picket line outside the entrance to the Kennedy Space Center on July 27 was nearly a quarter mile long, as hundreds braved the broiling heat to support TWU Local 525. Members from TWU locals across the country, TWU International Representatives and the TWU International Working Women’s Committee took part in the Day of Action, […]
After three years of negotiations, Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) members voted overwhelmingly to approve their first contract with JetBlue on July 27. With 98.39 percent of the membership voting, 74 percent voted for the contract and 26 voted against. The contract will go into effect August 1. TWU International President John Samuelsen stated, “Congratulations […]
July 26, 2018 The Association Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines on July 24 in Washington, D.C. to continue discussion about comprehensive Scope proposals. The company again peddled out the “same old, same old” retrogressive Scope proposals presented to us earlier only using different words. During this session, it became very obvious to your committee […]
July 18, 2018 Brothers and Sisters, As was reported earlier, the Association Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines June 25th through June 27th in Washington, DC. During those meetings, your committee and the company made some progress in Scope discussions and it was agreed that the company would deliver a comprehensive Scope proposal prior […]
TWU Members Vote Overwhelmingly to Ratify Merger Transition Agreement for Alaska Airlines Dispatchers
On July 16, Transport Workers Union (TWU) members voted overwhelmingly to ratify a Merger Transition Agreement for the Dispatchers at Alaska Airlines. This ratification vote will combine the Boeing and Airbus dispatch groups into a single group, completing the final step in the Alaska Airlines/Virgin America merger. This agreement includes a two-year extension of the […]
Brothers and Sisters, It’s been two weeks since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Mark Janus and against every worker and every trade union member. This ruling is the latest attack in the sustained and highly coordinated campaign by anti-worker entities to erode the rights of working people and dismantle unions. The TWU anticipated this […]