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 28 Sep, 2012 Over the past few days representatives of the Teamsters have been in the press saying that they can protect Tulsa workers against the threat of foreign maintenance and outsourcing of heavy overhaul. With all of these promises you would think that the IBT could point to an agreement in which it actually protected more work […]
Published 11 Sep, 2013 On Sept. 11, 2001, Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania as the crew members and passengers prevented an attack on our nation’s capitol. Twelve years later on the eve of that day, TWU members, some accompanied by their children, joined over 30 flight attendants from seven different carriers to request that members […]
Published 03 Dec, 2013 </div> <div>Citrus Connection is a small privately owned bus company that services commuter routes in Central Florida. For years, bosses at the company did whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted: Employees were terminated at will, put on suspension and not contacted for months, and had no avenue to come back to […]
Published 03 Apr, 2014 </div> <div>Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte, the union-endorsed Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, took her message of economic and social justice for working families on the road in our union’s famous motorcoach—known as the “TWU bus.”</div> <div>Endorsed by <a style=”color: rgb(44, 92, 119);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);” href=”http://www.twu.org/Legislative/StateConferences.aspx” […]
Published 20 Oct, 2014 </div></p> <p style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”><em style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014: TWU International President (at left) and International Vice President Sean Doyle (right) discuss strategy for ensuring member safety on the job with International Reps, Local Presidents, and […]
TWU Represented at AFL-CIO MLK Civil & Human Rights Conference Published 19 Jan, 2015 </div></p> <div>Today, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we must reaffirm our commitment to the fight for justice. From TWU’s founding in 1934, our pursuit of absolute economic and social justice—regardless of race, gender, class or creed—has been this union’s most […]
Published 19 May, 2015 The National Mediation Board (NMB) today certified the TWU-IAM Association for the Fleet Service, Mechanic and Related and Stores classifications as the collective bargain-ing agent for all of the above classifications at American Airlines. All three Associations were formed following the merger of US Airways and American Airlines. Both the Transport […]
Published 29 Dec, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 29, 2015 CONTACT: Oriana Korin, (202) 719-3834 Alaska Airlines Dispatchers Overwhelmingly Approve Labor Agreement The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO has reached an agreement on a new four-year contract covering the 44 dispatchers employed at Alaska Airlines. Dispatchers overwhelmingly approved the contract last week, 41–3. “Through mutual […]