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, TWU Strategic Action Coordinator Brian Parker is joined by Local 556 President Lyn Montgomery about contract negotiations and the 737 Max 8.
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 March 13, a run-of-the-mill Air Division Safety Meeting quickly became a real-life lesson, when one TWU member began choking on his lunch and was saved by his union brothers. After a long morning session, attendees were especially hungry when lunch arrived. Local 568 Safety Chair Joe Rodriguez took the first bite of his steak […]
Members of the TWU Future Leaders Organizing Committee (FLOC) met April 3-5 at International headquarters in Washington, DC, planning the committee’s goals and next steps. Four leaders were appointed: Co-Chair Raychel Armstrong, Co-Chair Wyatt Gray, Recording Secretary Jordan Bravo and Communications Committee Chair Jarrod Gillen. Armstrong, FLOC co-chair and member of Local 577, said that […]
April 4, 2019 Brothers and Sisters, The Association leadership met with American Airlines executive management Wednesday, April 3rd in Washington, DC. The idea was to have an unfiltered discussion with company decision makers to, hopefully, break the logjam in negotiations. The lower level company negotiators had reached the end of their authority and steadfastly continued […]
March 26, 2019 Brothers and Sisters, If American Airlines wants to throw down their version of facts from two people who have never participated in a negotiating session, that’s their prerogative, we’ll throw down the real facts from those who were actually there. Fact: The Mediators assigned by the NMB were informed by the lead […]
On March 12, the TWU International sent letters to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly, demanding they ground all the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircrafts in their fleet. Click here to read the letter to Doug Parker. Click here to read the letter to Gary Kelly.
Click here for a PDF of the letter. March 11, 2019 Ali Bahrami, Associate Administrator, Aviation Safety Federal Aviation Administration 800 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC 20591 Dear Mr. Bahrami, On behalf of the 65,000 aviation workers represented by the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), I write to urge you to take decisive and immediate […]
The newest members of the TWU family are Kalitta Air Dispatchers. On March 5, the vote count was announced at the National Mediation Board in Washington, DC: 85% voted “Yes” for TWU representation. “The TWU continues our organizing success,” said President Samuelsen. “Congratulations to these workers who have just added a layer of security to […]
On Feb. 20, the Transport Workers Union supported the launch of a dozen TWU Locals’ latest campaign, American Airlines Should Care, focused on educating the public on the issues affecting Air Division members. For over three years, the TWU has been engaged in contract negotiations with American Airlines and have been embroiled in a battle to […]