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
Flight Attendants to be Covered by Long-Overdue Health and Safety Protections Published 23 Aug, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Michels 202.628.9262 (M)703.395.2195 email@example.com Flight Attendants to be Covered by Long-Overdue Health and Safety Protections WASHINGTON, DC—Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), made the following statement in support of the FAA’s final […]
Published 03 Dec, 2013 In Georgia, Local 527 won an election to represent 53 employees of the Augusta Public Transit system in a landslide 30 to 9 vote on September 26. These new TWU members are Bus Operators, Bus Paratransit, Laborers, Mechanics, Customer Service Clerks, and Parts Clerks. “A Bus Operator named Alicia Waters, who […]
Published 03 Apr, 2014 By Alison Datko Originally published: theguardian.com, Thursday 3 April 2014 07.00 EDT *Read this article on The Guardian website here. A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 at Taney County Airport, where it landed in error. Photograph: Valerie Mosley/AP Southwest Airlines is one of the world’s most admired companies. You know it well – […]
Published 11 Sep, 2014 Today, on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we pay tribute to those who lost their lives and to the resilience and power of the American spirit. At this morning’s moving ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial, President Obama said these words in recognition of the men and women who displayed […]
Published 14 Jan, 2015 </div></p> <div>Grounded in the Resolutions that came out of TWU’s 24th Constitutional Convention, the International’s education and training initiatives are transforming TWU representation at all levels of the union. The International Administrative Committee believes firmly that consistent, effective member representation is the bedrock of TWU’s success—and is committed to empowering and […]
Published 23 Apr, 2015 HEARING: Surface Transportation Reauthorization: Building on the Successes of MAP-21 to Deliver Safe, Efficient and Effective Public Transportation Services and Projects [April 23, 2015] [VIDEO] Watch the full hearing: President Lombardo’s testimony begins at 37:33. [READ THE FULL WRITTEN TESTIMONY] Read and download the full text of TWU International President Harry […]
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 […]