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
Published 19 Oct, 2012 Local 513 Allied Fuelers negotiators along with TWU International met this week in negotiation openers with the management of Allied Fueling Company. After several days of proposal exchanges, both parties agreed to a six (6) month extension. The Local 513 negotiation committee believes that with today’s economic climate, a six-month extention […]
Published 23 Sep, 2013 </div> <p style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>Trumpets, drums and bag pipes gave way to the TWU’s 24th Constitutional Convention, Globally United, Stronger Unions, call to order on Monday, September 23 in Las Vegas.<br /><br />TWU Executive Vice President and Chair of the Constitutional Convention, Harry Lombardo, […]
Published 10 Dec, 2013 Read the full article Posted: Dec 09, 2013 5:06 PM EST Dan Bewley, News On 6 TULSA, Oklahoma – American Airlines and US Airways officially became the world’s largest airline Monday. The new company will have nearly 6,700 flights every day and employ more than 100,000 people. The merger is good […]
Published 07 May, 2014 </div> <div>Local members of TWU’s Nevada/Arizona/Colorado State Conference got all hands on deck this Easter to pull off yet another in a series of inspiring community service projects—this time to support abused and at-risk children in the care of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Boulder City, Nevada.</div> <div>St. Jude’s Annual […]
Published 23 Oct, 2014 On Wednesday, TWU won a National Mediation Board representation authorization election for the 135 flight dispatchers at ExpressJet Airlines, the Atlanta-based regional subsidiary of Delta Airlines. This win marks a definitive end to a bid by PAFCA, the Professional Airline Flight Control Association, for representation of these workers—who have, for three years, […]
Published 28 Jan, 2015 TWU is now accepting applications for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund’s 2015 cycle. Since 1969, TWU has awarded 15 four-year college scholarships each year to college-bound dependents of TWU members. Each award recipient receives $1,200 annually, for a total of $4,800 over the four-year college period. Quill Scholarship awards have […]
Published 04 Jun, 2015 Local 556’s negotiating team was busy at the bargaining table with Southwest on May 26-27. Check out this video update from the team: </div></p> <p style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”><a style=”color: rgb(44, 92, 119);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);” href=”https://vimeo.com/129789884″ target=”_blank”>TWU Local 556 Negotiation Update</a> […]
Published 30 Dec, 2015 For Immediate Release – December 29, 2015 Download the release Contact: Patti Adams, (501) 519-2743 or Roger Kerson, (734) 645-0535 Ground Workers to Vote on Tentative Agreement with Southwest Airlines TWU Local 555 Members Will Have Final Say on Proposed Agreement after More than Four Years of Negotiations DALLAS – TWU […]