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
August 24, 2018 Brothers and Sisters, The Association Executive leadership met with American Airlines management this week to push through the tough Fleet Service Scope issues and proposals we have exchanged. Your committee was initially pleased when the Company’s Chief Negotiator offered to include protection for all of the fleet work currently performed at […]
August 10, 2018 Brothers and Sisters, The Association Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines this week in Washington, D.C. to continue the discussion about Scope proposals. Your Executive Committee presented the company with comprehensive proposals. The Association proposals are reasonable and recognize the sacrifices our members have collectively made through our company’s bankruptcies by […]
TWU flight attendant members have firsthand experience working in both stifling hot and shivering cold aircraft cabins, where they must carry-out their important safety and security responsibilities while interacting with often unhappy and uncomfortable passengers. Recently, the TWU filed formal comments urging the DOT to begin regulating temperatures inside the aircraft cabin to better protect […]
Members of the TWU International Working Women’s Committee met in Cocoa Beach, Florida on July 26 and 27, hosted by Local 525. TWU International Director of Human and Civil Rights and Working Women’s Committee John Bland and Committee Chair LaTonya Crisp opened the meeting with remarks stressing the importance of voting this November, registering those […]
The picket line outside the entrance to the Kennedy Space Center on July 27 was nearly a quarter mile long, as hundreds braved the broiling heat to support TWU Local 525. Members from TWU locals across the country, TWU International Representatives and the TWU International Working Women’s Committee took part in the Day of Action, […]
After three years of negotiations, Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) members voted overwhelmingly to approve their first contract with JetBlue on July 27. With 98.39 percent of the membership voting, 74 percent voted for the contract and 26 voted against. The contract will go into effect August 1. TWU International President John Samuelsen stated, “Congratulations […]
July 26, 2018 The Association Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines on July 24 in Washington, D.C. to continue discussion about comprehensive Scope proposals. The company again peddled out the “same old, same old” retrogressive Scope proposals presented to us earlier only using different words. During this session, it became very obvious to your committee […]
July 18, 2018 Brothers and Sisters, As was reported earlier, the Association Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines June 25th through June 27th in Washington, DC. During those meetings, your committee and the company made some progress in Scope discussions and it was agreed that the company would deliver a comprehensive Scope proposal prior […]