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.
Air Division Updates
Air Division Updates
Published 23 Oct, 2014 On Wednesday, TWU won a National Mediation Board representation authorization election for the 135 flight dispatchers at ExpressJet Airlines, the Atlanta-based regional subsidiary of Delta Airlines. This win marks a definitive end to a bid by PAFCA, the Professional Airline Flight Control Association, for representation of these workers—who have, for three years, […]
Published 28 Jan, 2015 TWU is now accepting applications for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund’s 2015 cycle. Since 1969, TWU has awarded 15 four-year college scholarships each year to college-bound dependents of TWU members. Each award recipient receives $1,200 annually, for a total of $4,800 over the four-year college period. Quill Scholarship awards have […]
Published 04 Jun, 2015 Local 556’s negotiating team was busy at the bargaining table with Southwest on May 26-27. Check out this video update from the team: </div></p> <p style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”><a style=”color: rgb(44, 92, 119);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);” href=”https://vimeo.com/129789884″ target=”_blank”>TWU Local 556 Negotiation Update</a> […]
Published 30 Dec, 2015 For Immediate Release – December 29, 2015 Download the release Contact: Patti Adams, (501) 519-2743 or Roger Kerson, (734) 645-0535 Ground Workers to Vote on Tentative Agreement with Southwest Airlines TWU Local 555 Members Will Have Final Say on Proposed Agreement after More than Four Years of Negotiations DALLAS – TWU […]
Published 29 Jan, 2016 January 29, 2016 Sisters and Brothers, With some difficulty traveling due to winter storm Jonas, the Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of January 25 in Washington, DC. We continue to make steady and thorough progress toward a new joint collective bargaining agreement, […]
Published 15 Sep, 2016 Nearly 200 employees at Orlando International Airport now have the benefits of workplace protection, courtesy of TWU. In an overwhelming victory, ramp workers employed by Swissport voted for TWU representation on Sept. 9 and will become part of Local 525. The workers approached TWU after years of struggling with low […]
Published 12 Jun, 2016 The Transport Workers Union of America stands in solidarity with the victims of the Orlando massacre and all of the families, loved ones, workers, and community members affected by this tragedy. We are reminded of the words of Martin Niemöller, who wrote: First they came for the Socialists, and I did […]
Published 30 Mar, 2016 Everyone in the transportation industry breathed a sigh of relief when the president signed the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) into law at the end of last year. But did you know what a pivotal behind-the-scenes role TWU members played to get the bill passed? In a video that debuted at the recent Legislative […]