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, we discuss COVID – 19 updates.
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
April 28, 2020 To our TWU membership at Southwest Airlines: The TWU International leadership was glad to hear Gary Kelly in his recent video say that he would fight for the livelihoods of our members. We were even more appreciative of the fact that he recognized the workforce as Southwest Airlines most important asset. Mr. […]
A company has used the TWU’s logo to sell facemasks that do not meet federal respiratory standards and are not union made. The Transport Workers Union of America does not sanction the sale of these products and we are fighting to stop it. A fly-by-night non-union company, which goes by various names including Mercury Tee, […]
On April 16, the TWU sent the following letter to Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly. Click here for a PDF version. Dear Gary, I’ve been informed that last week Southwest requested that the Transport Workers Union (TWU) represented Locals, 550, 555, 556 and 557 open and/or negotiate concessions into our members’ contracts. While we certainly […]
April 17, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TWU to DOT: Save Lives Now! Masks Must Be Required on All Passenger Transportation An international team of medical and scientific experts, as well as the President of the Transport Workers Union of America, today called on U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to require masks for all passengers […]
TWU Local 570, in coordination with the TWU International, secured a big win for their members based at LaGuardia (LGA) and JFK Airports in New York, both of which are currently experiencing some highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. International Executive Vice President Alex Garcia and International Administrative Vice President Mike Mayes […]
TWU Local 591, in coordination with the TWU International, secured a huge victory for their members in New York and New Jersey, both of which are currently experiencing some highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. International Executive Vice President Alex Garcia and International Administrative Vice President Mike Mayes played an integral role […]
For immediate posting and distribution Attention TWU and IAM members: Dues, Membership and Preferential hires Persons who are members of either the TWU or IAM shall remain members of their respective union and will pay dues to that union wherever they may work or whenever or wherever they may transfer within Association covered work groups […]
On April 6, 2020, TWU International President John Samuelsen sent the letter below to the Federal Aviation Administration and OSHA. Click here for a PDF version. Dear Mr. Dickson and Ms. Sweatt, On behalf of more than 65,000 aviation workers represented by the Transport Workers Union (TWU) of America, I am writing to inform you of […]