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.
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Air Division Updates
Air Division Updates
Local 501 Secures Stay Home with Pay During Pandemic on 75th Anniversary, with International’s Assistance
On their 75th anniversary of becoming part of the TWU, Local 501 has secured a tremendous victory. Local 501 members are Fleet Service and Maintenance & Related workers based in LaGuardia and JFK International Airports in New York City – which currently has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. Local 501 […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, email@example.com Unions Call on Treasury to Keep Workers Top Priority in CARES Act Implementation WASHINGTON, DC – The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) and five other unions representing nearly 400,000 airline and airport workers sent a letter to Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin outlining how to […]
March 27, 2020 The Association and American Airlines have reached an agreement covering implementation of certain elements of the JCBAs pending successful ratification of those contracts yesterday. The following items cover pay, retirement and certain benefits that are most important to our membership: 1) All JCBA wage rates will be effective the first Monday following […]
March 26, 2020 TWU-IAM Ratifies New Contracts at American Airlines The TWU-IAM Association today announced its American Airlines membership overwhelmingly ratified contracts covering more than 30,000 Mechanic & Related (including Maintenance Control Technicians & Maintenance Training Specialists), Fleet Service and Material Logistics Specialists/Stores members. Percent Voting Yes: Mechanic & Related: 90.94% Fleet Service: 95.45% MLS/Stores: 92.12% “The […]
March 23, 2020 As we move closer to the ratification vote for the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements with American Airlines, we wanted to provide the members with a sample of the information that will be provided over the next few days via US Mail or by AA Company email. In the unlikely event a member […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2020 Contact: Travis Reuther, firstname.lastname@example.org The TWU Opposes the Senate Republican Stimulus Proposal and Demands Immediate Relief for Workers In response to the Senate Republican stimulus proposal, the following statement should be attributed to John Samuelsen, International President, Transport Workers Union of America (TWU): “The Senate Republican stimulus proposal is […]
March 19, 2020 Dear TWU local leaders and members, As we all continue to grapple with the unprecedented public health and economic crises caused by the coronavirus, I wanted to reach out to brief you on the efforts which the International has been making on behalf of our members’ health, safety, and economic welfare. I […]
March 19, 2020 Due to worsening circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus crisis in the United States, the TWU/IAM Association leadership has been working on an alternate method, in the voting procedures, for the ratification of the tentative Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements with American Airlines. This exception to the normal voting process will convert the process from […]