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, leading consumer advocate and aviation industry expert William J. McGee joins host Brian Parker to discuss safety, security, and outsourcing issues which are plaguing the US aviation industry.
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
Local 514 member and former TWU Air Division Director Gary Yingst passed away on July 6. “On behalf of the entire International Administrative Council, we extend our deepest condolences to Gary’s family during this difficult time,” said TWU Air Division Director Mike Mayes. “As Air Division director, Gary was selflessly dedicated to the union around […]
July 2, 2019 Brothers and Sisters, Monday July 1, the TWU/IAM Association and the partner unions, TWU and IAM, defended against charges by American Airlines that our members (who are their employees) were engaged in activities not permitted under the Railway Labor Act. A ruling by the Federal court in the Northern District of Texas […]
On June 26, the TWU, IAM, Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) and the Transportation Trades Department (TTD), sent a joint letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, demanding that she address the safety of foreign repair stations. Click here for a PDF version of the letter. Dear Secretary Chao: On behalf of hundreds of thousands of […]
How safe is the air you’re breathing when you fly? You may have seen several stories about diverted aircraft from all airline carriers in the US and abroad in the news recently because “toxic fumes.” Federal legislation has recently been introduced in the U.S. Congress to address this issue. The Cabin Air Safety Act, sponsored by […]
After spending nearly 2.5 years at the negotiating table, Local 525 members ratified a new contract with an 80 percent vote on June 16. Local 525 members are firefighters at Kennedy Space Center and bargain with the Chenega Corporation. In case any sort of fire or emergency happens to NASA, they are on call. […]
June 14, 2019 NOTICE OF COURT ORDER REQUIRING IMMEDIATE COMPLIANCE On June 14, 2019, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a Temporary Restraining Order applicable to the Transport Workers Union Of America, AFL-CIO, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO, and the Airlines Mechanic and Related Employee Association, […]
The TWU organizing machine is in full swing. Under this new leadership, the Transport Workers Union has just won our 20th new worker organizing drive. We continue to grow and thrive across the entire transport sector. Since 2017, our membership has increased from 137,000 to 151,000. The TWU is by far the fastest growing union in […]