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.
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
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 […]
Published 22 Apr, 2015 TWU International President Harry Lombardo will be testifying before Congress this Thursday, April 23, on the importance of reauthorizing MAP-21, the federal surface transportation funding legislation. This is the first time a president of TWU has been asked to testify before Congress in recent memory. President Lombardo will take advantage […]
Published 09 Dec, 2015 During the opening meeting for contract negotiations with American Airlines in Dallas, TX on December 3, Association negotiators and company representatives formed a subcommittee tasked with developing an initial negotiating schedule. That subcommittee has met and scheduled negotiating sessions between our Association negotiating committees and American Airlines for the weeks of […]
Published 27 Jan, 2016 Hundreds of TWU members came from near and far to attend the AFL-CIO’s 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Washington, D.C. last week. While learning how to be effective political advocates, members also came together to serve the community by packing more than 400 meals for […]
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 17 Aug, 2016 For nearly four years, TWU Local 525 in Florida has been fighting for proper vacation and severance pay for nine members who lost their jobs when their company’s contract with the U.S. Air Force ended. Like Local 526 and Local 527, Local 525 represents civilian employees under contract at military bases. […]
TWU Locals 250-A, 502 & 505 Endorse Clinton Published 03 Jun, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2016 CONTACT: Chris Donnelly (732) 280-9600 Transport Workers Union of America Locals 250-A, 502 & 505 Endorse Hillary Clinton for President California – The Transport Workers Union of America Locals 250-A, 502 and 505 today endorsed Hillary Clinton […]
Published 22 Mar, 2016 TWU expresses its deepest sympathy for the victims of the terrorist attack in Brussels today, and stands in solidarity with their families. Our thoughts are with all the people of Belgium and we thank the brave workers on the front lines of transit and aviation security. Every day across the world, […]