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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Denise Romano at 202-719-3837 October 15, 2019 TWU Envoy Air Dispatch Group Ratifies Contract: 89% Voted ‘Yes’ On October 6, 2019 the Envoy Air Dispatch Group represented by Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) was ratified with 89% of our members voting in favor of the new six-year agreement. TWU Air […]
October 11, 2019 Negotiations continued in Washington, DC this week. Some progress continues to be made and the negotiating committees were briefed. Your Executive Negotiators remain committed to achieving the best contract in the industry. Additional dates are scheduled for next week. We are hopeful progress continues and increases at the next meeting.
TWU members are encouraged to participate in the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act Day of Action on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The PRO Act strengthens the federal laws protecting a workers’ right to organize. It would stop companies from retaliating against workers for exercising their democratic rights. It would help newly organized employees negotiate […]
On Wednesday, October 16, TWU members are encouraged to participate in the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act Day of Action, with a national call-in and social media blitz. The PRO Act strengthens the federal laws protecting a workers’ right to organize. You can read all about it in Secretary-Treasurer Lafragola’s column. Stay tuned […]
(The following article first appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of the TWU Express magazine) Click here for a PDF version By International Secretary-Treasurer Jerome Lafragola It’s getting harder and harder to make ends meet, as working peoples’ wages remain stagnant while the rich get richer. In fact, between 1980 and 2014, income for the […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Denise Romano, 202-719-3837 September 30, 2019 TWU Local 592 Ratifies UPS Contract with 79% Vote Every Member Participated in Voting Members of Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) Local 592 ratified their contract with the United Parcel Service (UPS) with a 79% vote. Every member in the Air Dispatch Group participated […]
This week, against the wishes of Congress and 151,000 TWU members, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published an Advanced Notice Proposed of Rule Making (ANPRM) to change the mandatory rest for flight attendants to 10 hours between shifts. This is a major delay for an action that was supposed to be completed 10 months ago. The TWU […]
September 27, 2019 Negotiations continued at the National Mediation Board offices in Washington, DC this week. Some progress on issues other than Scope, Retirement, Healthcare and Wages was made. Your Executive Negotiators remain committed to achieving the best contract in the industry. The Mediators scheduled additional dates at the Mediation Board offices October 8 through […]