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.
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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
OUR UNITY PRODUCED THE BEST CONTRACT EVER NEGOTIATED FOR AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE & RELATED MEMBERS – DON’T LET AN EMPTY ‘AMFA PROMISE’ DESTROY OUR SUCCESS
December 3, 2020 After the merger of American Airlines and US Airways in 2012, the IAM and TWU fought together in solidarity with the singular focus of bargaining the best joint collective bargaining agreement for our members at the new American Airlines. Together, we proved what concession focused AMFA organizers said could not be done, […]
PRESS RELEASE: TWU Lauds Bi-Partisan Passage of Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, firstname.lastname@example.org TWU Lauds Bi-Partisan Passage of Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act WASHINGTON, DC – Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement lauding the bipartisan passage of the Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act (H.R. 8408): “The bipartisan passage of this vitally crucial […]
November 15, 2020 Tiny Raider Association Threatens Mechanics at American Airlines A small and poorly-resourced association claimed on Friday that it secured the requisite support among mechanic and related workers at American Airlines to call for a representation election. The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (amfa) filed what is known as an application for investigation for […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2020| Contact: Travis Reuther, email@example.com The TWU Congratulates President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris The below statement should be attributed to the Transport Workers Union (TWU) International Administrative Council: Thanks to historic levels of voter turnout, this country is going to get a President in Joe Biden who believes in […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano at firstname.lastname@example.org TWU Reaches Historic Tentative Agreement with JetBlue Airways The Transport Workers Union of America is proud to announce another historic milestone: The all-important first contract for our InFlight Crew Members (IFCs) at JetBlue Airways. This epic contract was no easy feat, as the airline industry […]
October 16, 2020 TO: Air Division Locals 501 – 592 RE: Air Division Director Dear Brothers & Sisters: While this year has been full of uncertainty and unprecedented turmoil, the TWU’s focus has to be on the organization and members as a whole. Therefore, effective January 4, 2021, Gary Peterson will take over as Air […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, email@example.com Hypocritical DOT Refuses to Mandate Masks On Friday, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) rejected a petition from the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO to require masks for passengers on commercial passenger transportation. TWU International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement in response: “It’s downright dangerous for […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, firstname.lastname@example.org TWU Statement on Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act WASHINGTON, DC – Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement supporting the Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act (H.R. 8404), passed by the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure […]