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 25 Oct, 2012 Dear Brothers and Sisters: At the meeting of the International Executive Council of TWU on October 23 and 24, important decisions were made that will affect the future of the ATD plan to restructure the M & R Locals at American Airlines so as to successfully cope with the conditions that […]
Published 24 Sep, 2013 </div> <div> <div>Harry Lombardo was elected by acclamation by the TWU 24th Constitutional Convention delegates as International President of the Transport Workers Union Tuesday afternoon along with John Samuelsen as Executive Vice President, Alex Garcia as Secretary-Treasurer, John Bland and Gary Maslanka as Administrative Vice Presidents.</div> <div>“I feel energized and I […]
Published 17 Dec, 2013 On December 11, TWU International President Harry Lombardo and International Secretary-Treasurer Alex Garcia went to Miami International Airport to talk face-to-face with members in the ATD, speaking at membership meetings and answering members’ questions in break rooms and at gate houses on the ramp. “For the first time, you have top […]
Published 19 May, 2014 </div> <div>TWU’s push in the first full day of the 2014 Legislative and COPE Conference was to educate and train TWU members to be effective lobbyists on Capitol Hill and back in their home districts. </div> <div>Members heard from Ed Wytkind, President of the AFL-CIO’s <a style=”color: rgb(44, 92, 119);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: […]
TWU Response Letter to Klima (IAM) Letter Re. Joint Association Published 28 Oct, 2014 This letter was sent on October 27 by International President Harry Lombardo to IAM President Thomas Buffenbarger in response to a letter received by IAM Airlines Coordinator Timothy Klima. President Lombardo’s response sets forth why TWU believes that the October 24th […]
Published 28 Jan, 2015 The latest issue of the TWU Express is hot off the presses and en route to TWU members across America. But you can get an advance look at the digital version of the issue right now! Read the full issue Read and download previous issues …Return
Published 09 Jun, 2015 On the heels of the National Mediation Board’s (NMB) certifications of the TWU-IAM Associations at American Airlines, the Fleet Service and Mechanic and Related negotiations committees have scheduled bargaining preparations at the Machinists Union’s William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Complex in Hollywood, Maryland the week of July 6, 2015. “Combining […]
Published 04 Jan, 2016 On Monday, January 4, the 105 suspended TWU Local 555 members at Southwest Airlines returned to work. The company initially threatened to suspend the employees from 45 to 90 days—without pay—during the holiday season. While we are relieved the employees are back on the job working hard for the traveling public, all grievances […]