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.
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.
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
Published 21 Mar, 2012 We’re cautiously optimistic about the plan we saw today for American Eagle, because it presents a viable path for a sustainable business going forward. That’s different than what we saw at American Airlines. American Eagle is moving on two tracks, either to remain a unit of AMR, or to become an […]
Published 10 Apr, 2012 American Airlines The TWU’s legal team is preparing for trial in New York. AMR “fast tracked” the bankruptcy process with their 1113(c) filing to abrogate our labor contracts. AMR’s motion included dumping over 6,500 documents and exhibits with the court filing. The documents spell out AMR’s alleged reason for seeking abrogation […]
Published 14 Aug, 2012 Some TWU members are hearing promises from those that wish to decertify the TWU as their collective bargaining representative. The misleading and deceptive information is intentionally focused on telling you that, “if another union successfully challenges TWU and wins an election at American Airlines, the recently approved six year agreement can […]
Published 22 Aug, 2013 Dear President Trumka, On behalf of our mechanics at American Airlines and the entire TWU, I want to express my deep appreciation for all of the assistance you provided with helping us to defeat the IBT raid. I’m particularly thankful for the support provided by the AFl-CIO Organizing Department. From the […]
Published 06 Nov, 2013 “This report was prepared by 1114 Committee Counsel to answer questions regarding the 1114 procedure and retiree benefits, and we believe that it should be made available directly to those who have questions or concerns regarding those matters.” On October 21, 2013, the United States Bankruptcy Court overseeing American Airlines chapter […]
Published 18 Mar, 2014 NEWS RELEASE March 18, 2014 For Immediate Release Contact: Jamie Horwitz – 202-549-4921, firstname.lastname@example.org Roger Kerson – 734-645-0535, Roger.email@example.com Attention aviation, business, labor, Tulsa, Charlotte and Dallas-based reporters and editors The Transport Workers Union’s Lombardo Expresses Full Support for Machinists Union’s Effort to be Free to Strike American Airlines Washington — […]
Published 10 Sep, 2014 By TWU Texas/Oklahoma State Conference Chair LaTonia Benoit On Saturday, August 23, 2014, the TWU Texas/Oklahoma State Conference went to the Houston Food Bank (HFB) to volunteer as a part of our commitment to making a difference in our community through community service. As a State Conference, it is important to […]
Published 22 Dec, 2014 Last week, President Obama signed legislation to allow American Airlines’ employees to roll over bankruptcy contributions, also known as equity, into individual retirement accounts without tax penalties. TWU was at the forefront of the effort to introduce and pass this legislation. The House bill was introduced by Rep. Mike Grimm […]