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.
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
January 18, 2019 Brothers and Sisters, The TWU/IAM Association Executive Negotiating Committee this week met in full session with American Airlines under the auspices of National Mediation Board Mediators, Jim Mackenzie and Eva Durham, in San Francisco, CA. In addition to the executive committee, the full negotiating committees were also in San Francisco to support […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2019 Contact: Denise Romano, 202-719-3837 TWU and UPS Negotiations Reach Impasse Over Contract Proposal After 46 months of bargaining, Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) believes contract negotiations between the Union’s Aircraft Dispatchers and United Parcel Service (UPS) have come to an impasse. The parties have been engaged in […]
December 15, 2018 Brothers and Sisters, The TWU/IAM Association executive negotiating committee participated on a conference call conducted by National Mediation Board mediators yesterday, December 14, 2018. Negotiators from American Airlines also participated. The mediators recapped the remaining open items to be negotiated. They also set the agenda and negotiating schedule for the beginning of […]
The entire leadership and staff at the TWU International extends their warmest wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday to all of our members. We know this is the busiest travel time of the year, and we recognize each and every one of you for keeping everyone safe as they journey to their loved ones. You […]
November 16, 2018 Brothers and Sisters, As previously announced, the Association leadership and American Airlines Management participated in a joint conference call with the NMB mediators assigned to assist in our JCBA negotiations. The mediators are now responsible for setting the agenda, including dates for the mediated sessions. The mediators opened the call requesting the […]
October 31, 2018 TO: AA Locals 501 – 591 RE: TWU Reserve/Equity Fund Distribution Update Dear Brothers and Sisters: Below is the summary with respect to the TWU Reserve/Equity fund distribution: The next equity distribution of $35,900,000 will be mailed out to eligible members on November 7. This distribution will follow the same methodology that was […]
October 31, 2018 Brothers and Sisters, The TWU-IAM Association met with American Airlines October 30 in Dallas, TX for mediated negotiations under the supervision of the National Mediation Board. The purpose of this first mediated session was to bring the Federal mediators up to speed on the status of our negotiations. Areas covered were compensation, […]