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 29 Jan, 2016 January 29, 2016 Sisters and Brothers, With some difficulty traveling due to winter storm Jonas, the Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines the week of January 25 in Washington, DC. We continue to make steady and thorough progress toward a new joint collective bargaining agreement, […]
Published 15 Sep, 2016 Nearly 200 employees at Orlando International Airport now have the benefits of workplace protection, courtesy of TWU. In an overwhelming victory, ramp workers employed by Swissport voted for TWU representation on Sept. 9 and will become part of Local 525. The workers approached TWU after years of struggling with low […]
Published 12 Jun, 2016 The Transport Workers Union of America stands in solidarity with the victims of the Orlando massacre and all of the families, loved ones, workers, and community members affected by this tragedy. We are reminded of the words of Martin Niemöller, who wrote: First they came for the Socialists, and I did […]
Published 30 Mar, 2016 Everyone in the transportation industry breathed a sigh of relief when the president signed the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) into law at the end of last year. But did you know what a pivotal behind-the-scenes role TWU members played to get the bill passed? In a video that debuted at the recent Legislative […]
Published 31 Aug, 2011 An estimated 1 million workers will lose their jobs in one year if Congress does not pass a clean extension for the Surface Transportation and for the Federal Aviation Administration bills said President Obama today during his press conference on America’s infrastructure. Obama, joined by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Secretary of […]
Published 07 Feb, 2012 </div></p> <p style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>For over 60 years, American Airlines has been a major employer in communities across this great land, providing good paying jobs for members and helping sustain local economies. Thousands of dedicated workers raised families and enjoyed a middle class life […]
Published 19 Jan, 2012 Washington — The Transport Workers Union (TWU) announced today that the union has retained Gordian Group, LLC to provide investment-banking services during the bankruptcy reorganization proceedings at AMR Corporation, parent company of American Eagle and American Airlines. “We’ve said from day one that we’re going to fight like hell for our […]
Published 20 Apr, 2012 Fort Worth, Texas (April 20, 2012) — The Transport Workers Union (TWU), the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) and the Allied Pilots Association (APA) issued the following joint statement today: “On behalf of nearly 55,000 American Airlines front-line employees—including the 17,000 members of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, the […]