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 24 Mar, 2016 On a cloudy Saturday in mid-March, TWU Local 2015 paid tribute to the late James Riley, former president of the local, during the 41st annual Wilmington, Del., St. Patrick’s Day parade. Brother Riley died unexpectedly last April and the local and his family felt that honoring his memory in the parade […]
Published 29 Jun, 2011 The Alliance for Retired Americans Educational Fund awarded its sixth annual Bert and Annabel Seidman Prize for Advancing Social Policy to National Labor College (NLC) student Gary Schaible, Vice President of TWU Local 565. Schaible is a licensed Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMTs) working for American Airlines at Dallas Ft. Worth International […]
Published 01 Dec, 2011 Fears about not being able to provide shelter for their families along with the normal every day necessities are echoing among American Airline (AA) TWU members after AA filed for bankruptcy on Nov. 29, which has put contract talks on hold. TWU members fear layoffs, reduced benefits and pays cuts, all […]
Published 15 Feb, 2012 FORT WORTH – The Transport Workers Union presented plans to American Airlines management today that provide a blueprint for voluntary early out/separation as a way to avoid draconian, involuntary layoffs, while saving money for the company. On February 1, 2012, AMR management announced that it planned to reduce the company’s workforce […]
Published 20 Apr, 2012 Dear Brothers and Sisters, During my years in the U.S. military, I learned valuable lessons that have stayed with me ever since. Never box yourself into a corner, always keep your options open, and be sure to have a long-range battle plan. That’s exactly the strategy our union has followed as […]
Published 19 Oct, 2012 Local 513 Allied Fuelers negotiators along with TWU International met this week in negotiation openers with the management of Allied Fueling Company. After several days of proposal exchanges, both parties agreed to a six (6) month extension. The Local 513 negotiation committee believes that with today’s economic climate, a six-month extention […]
Published 23 Sep, 2013 </div> <p style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>Trumpets, drums and bag pipes gave way to the TWU’s 24th Constitutional Convention, Globally United, Stronger Unions, call to order on Monday, September 23 in Las Vegas.<br /><br />TWU Executive Vice President and Chair of the Constitutional Convention, Harry Lombardo, […]
Published 10 Dec, 2013 Read the full article Posted: Dec 09, 2013 5:06 PM EST Dan Bewley, News On 6 TULSA, Oklahoma – American Airlines and US Airways officially became the world’s largest airline Monday. The new company will have nearly 6,700 flights every day and employ more than 100,000 people. The merger is good […]