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
August 13, 2019 On August 12, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a Permanent Injunction 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, TWU/IAM, and to all employees represented by the […]
President Samuelsen; officers and members from TWU Locals 513, 556, 567 and 591 demonstrated solidarity and support of UNITE HERE as they rallied to improve their wages and conditions at American Airlines headquarters in Fort Worth Texas on August 13. “One Job Should Be Enough!”
On August 12, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a Permanent Injunction. The following statement from IAM, TWU, and the Association’s most senior leaders, including Sito Pantoja, Alex Garcia, and John Samuelsen, is made to all mechanic and related employees pursuant to the Permanent Injunction: The Court now […]
July 26, 2019 The National Mediation Board (NMB) today called for status meetings among the highest-ranking principles in the TWU-IAM Association & American Airlines negotiations. On August 15, 2019 the Association leaders will meet with the three members of the NMB at 10:00 am and the Company representatives will meet with the same NMB members […]
TWU President Samuelsen Blasts Maintenance Offshoring, Toxic Cabin Air at ‘State of Aviation Safety’ Hearing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Denise Romano, 202-826-7072, email@example.com July 17, 2019 TWU President Samuelsen Blasts Maintenance Offshoring, Toxic Cabin Air at ‘State of Aviation Safety’ Hearing TWU International President John Samuelsen joined a panel of labor leaders at the “State of Aviation Safety” House Subcommittee Hearing on Wednesday, July 17, sharing frontline workers’ views on […]
On July 17, TWU International President John Samuelsen testified at the “State of Aviation Safety” House Subcommittee Hearing. Click here for a copy of his written testimony.
July 17, 2019 The Association had been demanding the Company meet with or without the NMB to resume and complete our negotiations. The National Mediation Board (NMB) after a long period of delay finally scheduled negotiations for American Airlines and the TWU/IAM Associations for July 16, 17 and 18 in Washington, DC. The session scheduled […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Denise Romano, 202-826-7072, firstname.lastname@example.org July 15, 2019 TWU President Samuelsen to Testify at ‘State of Aviation Safety’ House Subcommittee Hearing WHO: TWU International President John Samuelsen WHEN: Wednesday, July 17 at 10 a.m. WHERE: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building, or watch the livestream here. This “State of Aviation Safety” subcommittee meeting was announced by Chair of the […]