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 16 Dec, 2015 Brothers and Sisters: As we write this message, over 100 of our members from Local 555 have been suspended for attending regional union meetings in Southern California and Orlando, Florida last month. Local 555 leadership organized the meetings to discuss options with their membership after stalled negotiations with Southwest Airlines, a […]
Published 28 Jan, 2016 Fifty years ago today, just days after leading a successful transit strike that brought New York City to its knees, TWU’s founder and fiery leader Michael J. Quill passed away. While commemorating the anniversary of his death, TWU members honor Quill’s legacy every day by fighting against discrimination, improving workplace […]
Published 12 Aug, 2016 Transport Workers Union Reaches First Agreement for Allegiant Airlines Flight Attendants FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2016 CONTACT: Thom McDaniel or Ori Korin Following five years of negotiations, the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU), announced today that it has reached an agreement in principle for the flight attendants it […]
Published 02 Sep, 2016 Happy Labor Day from TWU! This holiday represents an important opportunity to reflect on the labor movement’s rich history. Whether you spend the weekend grilling with your family or on the job keeping America moving, take a moment to remember what unions have fought for: workplace safety, retirement security, a living wage, […]
Published 04 Jun, 2016 Hillary Clinton Statement on Endorsements from Three California TWU Locals Hillary Clinton issued a statement following the endorsement of Transport Workers Union of America Locals 502, 505, and 250-A, three California-based local chapters that fight for transit workers statewide: “I am honored and grateful to have earned the endorsement of the Transport Workers […]
Published 23 Mar, 2016 In a letter sent to the Senate committee considering the FAA reauthorization bill, TWU International President Harry Lombardo called on Congress to tighten oversight of foreign repair stations working on U.S. commercial aircraft. “Under current regulations,” the letter said, “Aircraft mechanics working in the U.S. are subject to various drug and alcohol screening to ensure […]
Published 19 Jul, 2011 A new body representing workers in oneworld alliance airlines made its first move by offering a constructive partnership between trade unions and management on problem-solving and negotiation. The One World of Labour Council – which was formed in April by unions affiliated to the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) including the […]
Published 30 Nov, 2011 Today, TWU International President James C. Little sent letters to Congress regarding American Airlines filing for bankruptcy on Nov. 29. The letters are to make certain we open the dialogue about what is to come and to potentially avoid the devastating affects this will have for TWU members. You can read […]