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, TWU Strategic Action Coordinator Brian Parker is joined by Local 556 President Lyn Montgomery about contract negotiations and the 737 Max 8.
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
February 15, 2019 Brothers and Sisters, Negotiations continued in Atlanta this week. The Executive and the full negotiating committees continued working together at each step of the process and all were fully updated. The company’s hard-line attack on the work Association members do, our Scope, continued throughout the week. The Association’s basic Scope proposals remain […]
February 9, 2019 AMERICAN AIRLINES SETS ITS SIGHTS ON ELIMINATING TWU/IAM ASSOCIATION WORK Brothers and Sisters, The Association Executive Committee met with the assigned mediators and a member of the National Mediation Board to gain a better understanding of the remaining open items. The robust dialogue was productive and ensured the meetings would continue throughout the […]
Four Transportation Unions Voice Support for H.R. 1108: “We Need to Make Sure Every FAA Employee Remains on the Job With Pay”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Denise Romano: 202-719-3837 or email@example.com Dennis Tajer: 847-902-8481 or firstname.lastname@example.org Robin Charbonneau: 817-540-0108, ext. 8308, or email@example.com Larry Rother: 510-459-4843 or firstname.lastname@example.org Four Transportation Unions Voice Support for H.R. 1108: “We Need to Make Sure Every FAA Employee Remains on the Job With Pay” WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 8, 2019) — Four […]
TWU Blasts American Airlines, Southwest Airlines CEO for Hiding Compliance Failures, Severely Jeopardizing Safety
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2019 Contact: Denise Romano, 202-719-3837 On February 6, Transport Workers of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) International President John Samuelsen sent letters to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly, demanding they stop covering up airline maintenance program compliance erros. The letters come on the heels of a […]
February 1, 2019 Throughout this week, the Association Executive Negotiating Committee members continued to present reasonable proposals in an effort to reach a JCBA. While some conversations discussed across the bargaining table seemed to reach “supposal agreements in principle,” written proposals returned from the Company continued to revert to their take-it or leave-it positions. In […]
JetBlue InFlight Crewmembers (IFC) have been negotiating their first-ever Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) since August – and the negotiating team said things at the bargaining table have been mostly blue skies. The TWU International Communications Department caught up with members of the JetBlue IFC negotiation team during a session in late January in Washington, DC. […]
The National Mediation Board (NMB) set election dates for Kalitta Air Dispatchers to vote to join the TWU. Voting runs from Feb. 11 at 12:01 a.m. ET through March 5. All votes must be received no later than March 5 at 2p.m. ET, where they will be counted at the NMB in Washington, DC. “Industry […]
From International President John Samuelsen, “As the federal government shutdown drags on, the safety and security risks associated with air travel increase every day. We are beyond the normal safety thresholds and it is becoming increasingly dangerous to fly. The American flying public is imperiled.” “The chaos of this shutdown has severely eroded the layers […]