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 21 Mar, 2016 The Senate Commerce Committee passed an FAA bill last week after several amendments were adopted, including: A ban on cell phone use during flight. A ban on knives in airplane cabins. Flight attendants must receive training to combat human trafficking. FAA must review aircraft evacuation standards. FAA must issue a flight […]
Published 28 Jul, 2011 TWU members and retiree’s attended the TWU Texas State Conference meeting this week hosted by Local 555 in Dallas, Texas to prepare for the ongoing political struggles and hear from featured guest speakers Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (District 10) and Texas AFL-CIO Vice President John Patrick. Senator Davis spoke of […]
Published 07 Mar, 2011 Addressing the crisis facing transit systems, ensuring fair union elections for rail and aviation workers, and creating jobs are the top priorities of transportation unions. The Transportation Trades Department (TTD), AFL-CIO Executive Committee, which includes TWU, recently released a policy statement on seven key issues impacting workers in the rail, transit […]
Published 21 Mar, 2012 We’re cautiously optimistic about the plan we saw today for American Eagle, because it presents a viable path for a sustainable business going forward. That’s different than what we saw at American Airlines. American Eagle is moving on two tracks, either to remain a unit of AMR, or to become an […]
Published 10 Apr, 2012 American Airlines The TWU’s legal team is preparing for trial in New York. AMR “fast tracked” the bankruptcy process with their 1113(c) filing to abrogate our labor contracts. AMR’s motion included dumping over 6,500 documents and exhibits with the court filing. The documents spell out AMR’s alleged reason for seeking abrogation […]
Published 14 Aug, 2012 Some TWU members are hearing promises from those that wish to decertify the TWU as their collective bargaining representative. The misleading and deceptive information is intentionally focused on telling you that, “if another union successfully challenges TWU and wins an election at American Airlines, the recently approved six year agreement can […]
Published 22 Aug, 2013 Dear President Trumka, On behalf of our mechanics at American Airlines and the entire TWU, I want to express my deep appreciation for all of the assistance you provided with helping us to defeat the IBT raid. I’m particularly thankful for the support provided by the AFl-CIO Organizing Department. From the […]
Published 06 Nov, 2013 “This report was prepared by 1114 Committee Counsel to answer questions regarding the 1114 procedure and retiree benefits, and we believe that it should be made available directly to those who have questions or concerns regarding those matters.” On October 21, 2013, the United States Bankruptcy Court overseeing American Airlines chapter […]