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
Published 20 May, 2014 At noon, hundreds of TWU members marched arm in arm with our brothers and sisters at the ATU to Upper Senate Park in Washington, D.C., calling on Congress to fund mass transit. Those assembled—members of TWU and ATU, riders, public officials, advocates and allies—heard from Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rev. Al […]
Published 28 Oct, 2014 LAST UPDATED: MARCH 2015 Brothers and Sisters: As the situation develops, TWU will be posting the most current and useful safety and health informational resources on this page, in addition to hand-distributing them in the field and via individual locals’ unique means of communications with members. Please bookmark this page and check […]
Published 18 Feb, 2015 </div></p> <p style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>The TWU International concluded its annual meeting of the International Executive Council (IEC) and International Executive Board (IEB) last week. This critical meeting brings together the TWU International Administrative Committee, our union’s Executive Council Vice Presidents, the Executive Council and […]
Published 12 Jun, 2015 President Lombardo, Secretary-Treasurer Garcia and ATD Director Drummond convened a meeting of the ATD presidents and officers this week in Cocoa Beach, Florida, where the groups learned about local’s histories, took a tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and welcomed an important message on unity, strength and coming together to run […]
Published 05 Jan, 2016 1966 Strike a Seminal Moment in TWU History Fifty years ago this month, New York City transit workers, led by TWU founding president Michael Quill, voted unanimously to strike, setting the stage for how TWU is recognized today: a fighting, militant union that stands up for justice for all working people, […]
Published 10 Feb, 2016 Update: Read the thank you letter from Local 555 Those were the words of gratitude from a TWU Local 555 member who, along with over 100 co-workers, was suspended not long before Christmas. As previously reported, Southwest Airlines issued unpaid suspensions ranging from 45 to 90 days to 105 Local 555 members in December, […]
Published 02 Sep, 2016 Sisters and Brothers, The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines this week in Washington, DC. The following are the upcoming negotiations sessions: • Week of September 19 – Washington, DC • Week of September 26 – Dallas/Fort Worth Fleet Service Update During this […]
Published 21 Jun, 2016 International President Harry Lombardo met with presidents of TWU’s American Airlines locals yesterday, taking a short break from ongoing negotiations preparations for an honest and frank status check on bargaining with the company. “We’re investing an incredible amount of resources into this,” Lombardo told the group. “And if you need more, […]