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.
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
September 19, 2018 Brothers and Sisters, The TWU-IAM Association was notified this week that the National Mediation Board has assigned two mediators to our negotiations. The mediators have indicated that, due to Federal budget concerns and scheduling, they will not schedule mediated negotiating sessions until after October. The Association has demanded to meet with American […]
On Friday Sept. 14, Dispatchers from the Transport Workers Union of America at Sun Country Airlines filed for contract mediation with the air carrier over wages. Sun Country’s wage offer was embarrassingly lower, by a large margin, than other carriers they compete against in the marketplace, like Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit Airlines. The TWU believes […]
Brothers and Sisters, September 12, 2018 Today, September 12, 2018, American Airlines delivered Section 6 notices for all open TWU-IAM Association collective bargaining agreements. Simply stated, a Section 6 notice officially opens contracts under the Railway Labor Act. The TWU-IAM Association welcomes this gesture by the Company as a sign they will now get […]
The TWU, the Coalition of Flight Attendants and our much loved and missed colleague and friend Gwen York worked for years to help make this Tower of Voices sculpture a reality. The final piece of the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA is now complete and was unveiled this past Sunday. Some of our most […]
It may be 17 years since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but the TWU family feels its effects every single day. In total, about 3,000 TWU Local 100 members were either assigned to the rescue and recovery effort at Ground Zero or volunteered to help. Members of TWU Locals throughout the New York metropolitan […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 5, 2018 Contact: Denise Romano, 202-719-3837 The TWU Keeps on Thriving Spirit Air Customer Service Agents Say “Yes” to the TWU in 82% Vote Fort Lauderdale, FL – Even in the wake of the Janus Supreme Court decision, the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) continues to flourish. In an […]
On Sept. 4, Spirit Airlines Customer Service Agents voted 125-28 to form a union under the banner of the Transport Workers Union of America. This is the ultimate act of democracy in the workplace,” said International President John Samuelsen. “They are on the path to take control of their future, and the future of their […]
The entire TWU International Administrative Committee and staff wish our hardworking members and their families a very Happy Labor Day! This is our holiday – a day to celebrate all the progress the trade union movement has made. Whether you spend your weekend grilling with your family or on the job keeping America moving, take […]