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. The most recent episode, TWU/IAM TechOps discuss recent ASAP trends.
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.
Air Division Updates
Air Division Updates
PRESS RELEASE: Transport Workers Union Supports Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act as Part of Larger Deal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, firstname.lastname@example.org Transport Workers Union Supports Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act as Part of Larger Deal Transport Workers Union International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement regarding the Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act introduced by Senators Susan Collins and Roger Wicker: “Our transportation systems […]
On September 16, 2020 TWU International Executive Vice President Alex Garcia sent the following letter to Secretary Mnuchin, Chief of Staff Meadows, Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Leader McConnell and Leader Schumer. Click here for the full PDF version We wrote to you earlier this year, at an early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, urging you […]
Today marks the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The TWU honors the sacrifices made by Cabin Crews, Passengers, First Responders and all the innocent victims who perished that day. The TWU also celebrates all of our members who played a significant role in the following months selflessly assisting with response, transportation, rescue, recovery and […]
The leadership and staff of the TWU International wish our frontline heroes and their families a very safe and happy Labor Day! The past few months have been filled with tragedy. In the midst of these hardships and sacrifices, we deserve to pause for one day to revel in our holiday. Labor Day celebrates all […]
Click here to listen to the New TWU Air Division Podcast episode – American Airlines Announces Employee Reductions. Click here to view all TWU Podcast episodes.
Tomorrow, please join us in watching the March on Washington virtually, info is below: If there ever was a year that underscored the importance of collective action, and the significance of civil rights activism, it is the year 2020. After months of protests, online petitions, campaigns, and boycotts, we’ve seen firsthand the power we have […]
August 27, 2020 As you all know American has announced that, barring intervention from Congress, it intends to begin furloughs October 1st. Your Association leadership was only provided with the reduction information late last night. We have met with the company on this issue, and we continue to work to limit the impact on our members […]
JetBlue Pilot Wins Major Worker Compensation for Toxic Fume Exposure; ‘Airlines Appear to Be More Concerned About Keeping Planes in The Air Than Worker Safety’
When JetBlue pilot Captain Andrew Myers experienced a career-ending toxic fume event in January 2017, the carrier denied his claim. But on July 31, the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board ruled in his favor in a major case, accusing airlines of being “more concerned about keeping planes in the air than worker safety.” “This case involved […]