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.
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
Published 11 Aug, 2012 Watch this short interview with TWU advisor Peter Kaufman President of the Gordian Group. He explains TWU’s optionality benefit—a result of TWU members’ recent ratification of two more labor agreements with AA. TWU members are well positioned now rather than risking an uncertain future with the judge’s ruling. Kaufman and his […]
Published 20 Aug, 2013 The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr. Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20530 Dear Attorney General Holder: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I write to express our opposition to efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to block the pending […]
Published 19 Nov, 2013 Locals from across Nevada and Arizona joined forces at the NV/AZ State Conference on November 5, 2013. From the outset, the objective was clear: All hands on deck to support our brothers and sisters at Local 721, who work as dealers in Las Vegas casinos. In late October, the Nevada State […]
Published 18 Mar, 2014 Out-of-state corporate interests and their allies are going state by state to weaken the middle class by singling out unions and denying our voice on the job. House Bill 1507 and Senate Bill 1034 would prohibit workers from negotiating payroll deductions and silence the voices of middle class Pennsylvanians. The TWU […]
Education & Training Workshops Build Stewards’ Expertise Published 10 Sep, 2014 Over the past few months, TWU has rolled out a program of intensive education and training workshops at our locals across the country. Coordinated and overseen by Education Consultant Robert Wechsler, Ph.D., these focused sessions are tailored to the needs of specific union representatives […]
Published 17 Dec, 2014 Statement by Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO President Harry Lombardo on American Airlines’ Push to Amend the Pension Protection Act of 2006 CORPORATE GREED — WHEN DOES IT STOP? AAL Making Record Profits and Asking for Pension Relief Washington, D.C. – The “new” American Airlines is attempting to renege on […]
Published 16 Apr, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 16, 2015 MEDIA CONTACTS: ALPA: 703-481-4440, email@example.com APA: Captain Dennis Tajer, 847-902-8481, firstname.lastname@example.org / Gregg Overman 817-302-2250, email@example.com APFA: Anthony DeMaio, 202-292-3355, ADeMaio@oneillandassoc.com AFA/CWA: Molly Sheerer, 202-550-5520, firstname.lastname@example.org Teamsters: Galen Munroe, 202-624-6904, email@example.com TWU: Samantha Saly, 202-719-3900, firstname.lastname@example.org 7 Union Leaders Urge Congress to Support Opening […]
Published 04 Dec, 2015 The TWU-IAM Association yesterday presented American Airlines with a comprehensive package of positions/proposals that will serve as the foundation to achieve joint collective bargaining agreements for 30,000 ground workers at the largest, most profitable airline. Sito Pantoja and Harry Lombardo, Chair and Vice Chair of the Association, attended the opening of […]