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 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 […]
Published 29 Jan, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 29, 2016 CONTACT: Ori Korin (202) 374-6103 Transport Workers Union Announces Tentative Agreement between Flight Crew Training Instructors and Southwest Airlines Last week, Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) Local 557 reached a tentative agreement with Southwest Airlines (SWA) over the contract covering flight crew training instructors. […]
Published 26 Aug, 2016 Sisters and Brothers, The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines this week in New York. Updates from both committees are below. Download M&R/Stores update Download Fleet Service update Fleet Service Update First, we welcomed our new Fleet Service Association Negotiating Committee member, Tim Murphy, from […]
Published 14 Jun, 2016 Brothers and Sisters: The International Administrative Committee is proud to announce TWU’s endorsement of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for President. As Election 2016 nears, we hope each and every one of you will consider this endorsement and the great privilege that comes with voting. We hear from many of […]
Published 31 Mar, 2016 This week, the Supreme Court officially deadlocked in the Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association case, effectively allowing the lower court’s decision in the case to stand. It was a victory for organized labor, but only a temporary reprieve from other harmful anti-worker cases making their way through the judicial system. The […]
Published 04 Aug, 2011 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced that he had reached a deal with other Congressional leaders to end the FAA shutdown and get America’s aviation system back to work. This agreement comes after nearly three weeks of gridlock, during which the US government lost over half a billion dollars in […]
Published 06 Feb, 2012 Following three-and-a-half years without a full FAA reauthorization, which led to 23 stopgap extensions and one painful showdown of the FAA, the Senate approved the “FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act” 75-20. The bill was introduced at the beginning of the 112th Congress, and contains several issues of great […]