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
On September 4, 2018, Spirit Airlines Guest Service Agents voted 125 to 28 to form a union under the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU). 82% voted in favor of the union, with the expectation of improving safety, training, working conditions, benefits, job protection, and wages. The goal of our committee is to reach an […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Denise Romano, 202-719-3837 December 19, 2019 TWU Local 592 Reaches Tentative Agreement with ExpressJet Members of Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) Local 592 and ExpressJet have reached a tentative agreement. The TWU’s flight dispatch group had been negotiating a contract since November 2018. Workers will receive industry leading wages and […]
December 13, 2019 Sisters and Brothers, Over the past several weeks, the Association, the NMB and American Airlines have been working to reach the tentative agreement our members have been promised and rightfully deserve. As most of you know, we also agreed to limit communications in a manner that would not create more rumor or […]
In November, TWU Local 591 member and DCA Station Chairman Brian McMahon lost his life to cancer. While Brian may not have been known by a large number of members outside of Washington D.C., he was a longtime union representative working for TWU members employed by American Airlines; including participation in past negotiations. Unfortunately, about […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Denise Romano, 202-719-3837 December 4, 2019 TWU Local 592 Ratifies Sun Country Airlines Contract in 80% Vote Every Group Member Voted Members of Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) Local 592 ratified their contract with Sun Country Airlines in an 80% vote. Every member in the Air Dispatch Group participated in […]
The entire leadership and staff at the TWU International extends their warmest wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday to all of our hardworking, dedicated members. We know this is the busiest travel time of the year, and we recognize each and every one of you for keeping everyone safe as they journey to their loved […]
November 25, 2019 The Association leadership has pursued continuing negotiations on American Airlines with or without the presence of the National Mediation Board (NMB) with some limited success. After our last negotiating session closed November 15, we asked the Company to agree to meet this week. They declined. The National Mediation Board has announced scheduled […]
TWU, Leading Unions, Associations, Announce ‘Moving America Forward’ Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure at UNLV
On Nov. 20, a group of leading labor unions associations announced “Moving America Forward: a 2020 Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure,” convened by United for Infrastructure, to be held over President’s Day Weekend 2020 on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). President’s Day Weekend marks the start of early voting in […]