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, TWU Strategic Action Coordinator Brian Parker is joined by Local 556 President Lyn Montgomery about contract negotiations and the 737 Max 8.
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 26 May, 2014 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today we honor and pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country, as members of America’s armed forces. In Washington, DC — the location of the TWU International union hall — as around our nation, we […]
Published 03 Nov, 2014 </div></p> <div> <div><strong style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>Voters Raise Minimum Wage in Five States, Pro-Labor Candidates Win Key Races, Other Gains</strong></div> <div>It’s no secret that the 2014 midterm elections did not yield a pro-labor sea change in American politics. But you won’t get a full picture […]
Published 26 Feb, 2015 </div></p> <div>On Wednesday, dozens of TWU activists staged an informational picket outside of the Omni Shoreham Hotel in downtown Washington, DC where Southwest Airlines took home <em style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>Air Transport Magazine</em>’s “Airline of the Year” award. Led by Local 555 leadership and rank and […]
Published 15 Jun, 2015 Check out the latest webcast from Local 556: a conversation with key members of the negotiating team who are sitting at the table with Southwest. They’ve been at the negotiating table for two years, and it’s time to land this contract! </div></p> <p style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, […]
Published 13 Jan, 2016 TWU is now accepting applications for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer 15 college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4,800. This scholarship will be paid out per year in the amount of $1,200 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four-year course of […]
Published 18 Feb, 2016 As previously reported, at a hearing in November, TWU presented a major segment of its grievance regarding American Airlines’ plans for disposition of the employer matching contributions which the company made on behalf of TWU-represented employees. At that hearing, the union believes it demonstrated that American violated its collective bargaining agreements. […]