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
The TWU launched the first stages of its latest campaign, fighting for the safety of aviation workers and the flying public. The International created a committee consisting of members from the Air and Transit, Universities, Utilities and Services Divisions, along with industry experts. As usual, the TWU is leading the charge with our Toxic Cabin […]
The TWU is always thankful for all the hard work our members perform every day. This weekend, we’re especially grateful for our members who have served in the military, and we will take a moment to honor the sacrifices they made. Memorial Day is an opportunity to remember our heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. […]
TWU President Samuelsen Takes Contract Fight to AA President Isom’s Face from TWU International on Vimeo.
May 22, 2019 Brothers and Sisters, The TWU-IAM Association today submitted a letter to the National Mediation Board (NMB) requesting they compel American Airlines to fulfill their obligation to bargain with The Association. American management has tried to circumvent your negotiating committee by filing a lawsuit, misrepresenting the facts to Congress and trying to negotiate […]
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2019— The TWU-IAM Association today issued the following statement in response to American Airlines’ request for an injunction against the Association: “It is unfortunate that American Airlines has chosen to abandon negotiating with its employees and instead go straight to federal court. The airline is frustrated with the Association for refusing to […]
May 21, 2019 Dear Ms. Vaughn, We are in receipt of your email regarding holidays on American Airlines. Your failure to personally contact any designated Association representative and your demand that we respond within two days is reflective of the disrespect you have shown your employees during this entire negotiations process. We take these matters […]
Established in 1969, the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund provides 15 scholarships worth $4,800 to college-bound dependents of TWU members. It is paid out every year in the amount of $1,200 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four-year course of study. The money is paid directly to the recipient’s accredited college or […]
May 16, 2019 Brothers and Sisters, American management recently distributed incomplete and misleading negotiating documents to its employees. Don’t be fooled by their union busting tactics. Please visit our Association page at http://www.usaamerger.com to view the videos partitioned into sections for easier viewing to see the real state of negotiations between American Airlines and the […]