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.
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
RELEASE: The TWU Urges Administration to Reverse Decision to Suspend Global Entry Registration in New York
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2020 Contact: Travis Reuther, 202-340-9652 The TWU Urges Administration to Reverse Decision to Suspend Global Entry Registration in New York In response to the Administration’s decision to suspend registration in New York for Trusted Traveler Programs, including Global Entry, the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) is calling on President […]
February 4, 2020 Sisters and Brothers, The Company has informed the Association that they are planning to offer an Early Out to Association Members at some point and time under terms and conditions established by the Company. Why is this not part of the Agreement in Principle: As part of the negotiation process over the […]
January 30, 2020 Agreements in Principle Sisters and Brothers, After more than four years of bargaining, the TWU-IAM Association is proud to announce we have reached Agreements in Principle with American Airlines for five new joint collective bargaining agreements (JCBAs) worth $4.2 billion, covering more than 30,000 Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service, Maintenance Control, MLS/Stores […]
January 29, 2020 Sisters and Brothers, Negotiations between the Association and American Airlines resumed today in Washington, DC. with some progress made. The remaining outstanding issues are few, but are some of the most important elements of a collective bargaining agreement, including wages and job scope language. The parties will continue negotiations tomorrow, and the […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, 202-719-3837 The TWU Supports House Moving Forward Infrastructure Framework The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) supports the Moving Forward Framework for infrastructure investment introduced today by House leaders today. The plan will increase infrastructure investment to $760 billion over five years, prioritizing public transit funding, […]
January 20, 2020 Sisters and Brothers, Talks continue by phone between the Association Leadership and American Airlines in reaching a JCBA. As such, we wanted to update the membership and dispel a false narrative, speculation and rumors some may be spreading. We are set to meet again with the NMB on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 […]
Applications are now being accepted for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer fifteen (15) college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4800.00. This scholarship will be paid out, per year in the amount of $1200.00 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four (4) year course. We […]
Members of Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) Local 592 ratified their contract with ExpressJet Airlines, with a 94% voter turnout and 69% of the membership voting in favor of the new agreement. A tentative agreement was recently reached, and the newly ratified agreement will become effective immediately. “Our ExpressJet Dispatch Group has ratified an […]