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 07 Feb, 2012 </div></p> <p style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>For over 60 years, American Airlines has been a major employer in communities across this great land, providing good paying jobs for members and helping sustain local economies. Thousands of dedicated workers raised families and enjoyed a middle class life […]
Published 19 Jan, 2012 Washington — The Transport Workers Union (TWU) announced today that the union has retained Gordian Group, LLC to provide investment-banking services during the bankruptcy reorganization proceedings at AMR Corporation, parent company of American Eagle and American Airlines. “We’ve said from day one that we’re going to fight like hell for our […]
Published 20 Apr, 2012 Fort Worth, Texas (April 20, 2012) — The Transport Workers Union (TWU), the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) and the Allied Pilots Association (APA) issued the following joint statement today: “On behalf of nearly 55,000 American Airlines front-line employees—including the 17,000 members of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, the […]
Published 25 Oct, 2012 Dear Brothers and Sisters: At the meeting of the International Executive Council of TWU on October 23 and 24, important decisions were made that will affect the future of the ATD plan to restructure the M & R Locals at American Airlines so as to successfully cope with the conditions that […]
Published 24 Sep, 2013 </div> <div> <div>Harry Lombardo was elected by acclamation by the TWU 24th Constitutional Convention delegates as International President of the Transport Workers Union Tuesday afternoon along with John Samuelsen as Executive Vice President, Alex Garcia as Secretary-Treasurer, John Bland and Gary Maslanka as Administrative Vice Presidents.</div> <div>“I feel energized and I […]
Published 17 Dec, 2013 On December 11, TWU International President Harry Lombardo and International Secretary-Treasurer Alex Garcia went to Miami International Airport to talk face-to-face with members in the ATD, speaking at membership meetings and answering members’ questions in break rooms and at gate houses on the ramp. “For the first time, you have top […]
Published 19 May, 2014 </div> <div>TWU’s push in the first full day of the 2014 Legislative and COPE Conference was to educate and train TWU members to be effective lobbyists on Capitol Hill and back in their home districts. </div> <div>Members heard from Ed Wytkind, President of the AFL-CIO’s <a style=”color: rgb(44, 92, 119);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: […]
TWU Response Letter to Klima (IAM) Letter Re. Joint Association Published 28 Oct, 2014 This letter was sent on October 27 by International President Harry Lombardo to IAM President Thomas Buffenbarger in response to a letter received by IAM Airlines Coordinator Timothy Klima. President Lombardo’s response sets forth why TWU believes that the October 24th […]