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, leading consumer advocate and aviation industry expert William J. McGee joins host Brian Parker to discuss safety, security, and outsourcing issues which are plaguing the US aviation industry.
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 09 Aug, 2011 Military veterans from the Air Transport Division met Aug. 9 and10, in Hurst, Texas. The Veterans Committee members began their quarterly meeting by honoring their outgoing officers; Chairman Thom Lee, Local 565; Recording Secretary Jenni Proctor-Timms, Local 514; and Vice Chair Paul Mazarra, Local 530. Lee and Mazarra (retired) were unable […]
Published 11 Mar, 2011 The Air Transport Division recently mailed copies of “Aircraft Maintenance In America: Who Is Fixing My Plane?” to all American Airline Local Presidents and members working in the aircraft maintenance field. The report details specific data on aircraft maintenance performed in the U.S. and abroad. It details the continuing fight for […]
Published 23 Mar, 2012 Statement by TWU International President James C. Little On AMR’s Announcement That It Intends to File a Section 1113 Motion Next Week: We have always been prepared to fight for our members — either by reaching an agreement or going to court. We are prepared for either eventuality. While we would […]
Published 05 Apr, 2012 The TWU Negotiating Committees reconvened this Monday and continued meeting with American Eagle company negotiators. Starting last week, TWU negotiators requested numerous documents from the company. The TWU negotiators received some of those important documents this week and are in the process of analyzing them. The Negotiating Committees have asked many […]
Published 11 Aug, 2012 Watch this short interview with TWU advisor Peter Kaufman President of the Gordian Group. He explains TWU’s optionality benefit—a result of TWU members’ recent ratification of two more labor agreements with AA. TWU members are well positioned now rather than risking an uncertain future with the judge’s ruling. Kaufman and his […]
Published 20 Aug, 2013 The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr. Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20530 Dear Attorney General Holder: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I write to express our opposition to efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to block the pending […]
Published 19 Nov, 2013 Locals from across Nevada and Arizona joined forces at the NV/AZ State Conference on November 5, 2013. From the outset, the objective was clear: All hands on deck to support our brothers and sisters at Local 721, who work as dealers in Las Vegas casinos. In late October, the Nevada State […]
Published 18 Mar, 2014 Out-of-state corporate interests and their allies are going state by state to weaken the middle class by singling out unions and denying our voice on the job. House Bill 1507 and Senate Bill 1034 would prohibit workers from negotiating payroll deductions and silence the voices of middle class Pennsylvanians. The TWU […]