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
June 6, 2019 Brothers and Sisters, In its continued efforts to stymie negotiations for Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements with the TWU-IAM Association, American Airlines is pushing forward with its frivolous lawsuit in a Fort Worth, TX Federal Court. A calendar has been set by the court for the parties to meet in two pre-trial settlement […]
On June 6, Envoy Air Pilot Simulator Instructors (PSI) voted unanimously for union representation by the TWU. Based in Dallas, PSI’s are highly skilled and train new pilots for Envoy Air. Captain Rich Geeting, a member of the Organizing Committee, said that the best thing about joining the TWU is that he and his co-workers […]
Today, the TWU will participate in an Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Summit in Washington, D.C. A livestream will be posted at http://www.twu.org/livestream/ from 9am-1pm eastern time. Speakers include: Ralph Nader, Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), former US DOT Inspector General Mary Schiavo and Kevin Mitchell from the Business Travel Coalition. TWU President John Samuelsen will make closing remarks at […]
May 31 marks Flight Attendants Appreciation Day – and the TWU International wants to acknowledge how much we value our 25,000 frontline crew members who work hard, each and every day. We know that being a flight attendant is not an easy job by any measure. At 30,000 feet in the air, you are responsible […]
AA Association Update: American Airlines Is More Focused On Litigation, Not Negotiating the Contract Our Members Deserve
May 30, 2019 As was said earlier, our negotiations with American are not only important for our members, but for the whole airline industry. The Company is currently near the top of their outsourcing of work maximums established through bankruptcy. Our fight on SCOPE is simple, we are fighting for our members’ seniority to improve […]
Today, the TWU sent letters to the House and Senate encouraging our federal elected officials to cosponsor the Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019. This legislation would directly address fume events and toxic air onboard our aircraft. When aircraft engines or air compressors malfunction, flight attendants and other airline workers can be exposed to unhealthy, harmful air that can cause […]
AA Association Update: American Airlines Unions Stand Strong, Association Thanks Union Affiliates for Their Support
May 29, 2019 On behalf of the TWU-IAM Association, we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), The Allied Pilots Association (APA) and The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) for their letters of support in our contract negotiations fight with American Airlines. Our […]