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.
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.
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
The Air Division Presidents Conference was held April 10 – 11 in San Francisco. The meeting was an opportunity for the Air Division Local Presidents to come together to network and discuss challenges they are facing as well as unique tactics and techniques that are working for their locals. The Presidents in attendance represented members […]
Brothers and Sisters, The TWU-IAM Association is fighting for the industry’s best profit sharing plan. The current American Airlines profit sharing plan is simply inadequate. Even American’s CEO admitted that other airlines have better profit sharing plans. He recognized that those better plans have created a “compensation differential” for Association members that would be addressed […]
Your bargaining committee has chosen to fight for affordable health care. Therefore, we have demanded that American Airlines, the largest and most profitable airline in the world, offer the richer Legacy U.S. Airways plans to all Association members. Find more information in the full bulletin.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2018 CONTACT: Pete Donohue Pdonohue@twu.org Washington, D.C. – In response to the release of the Senate Democrats’ Jobs & Infrastructure Plan for America’s Workers, Transport Workers Union, AFL-CIO (TWU) International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement: “We commend the Senate Democrats for the plan they released today that proposes […]
TWU is saddened to announce the passing of George Jennings, who originally came out of the former Queens Private Bus Division as a Bus Operator for Local 100. Jennings later became a Local 100 Staff Representative for the Private Lines and was elected Vice President of the local covering Private Operations and School Bus in […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2018 CONTACT: Ori Korin email@example.com Transport Workers Union of America Reacts to Trump Administration’s Infrastructure Plan Washington, D.C. – In response to the White House’s infrastructure principles released today, Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement: “There’s no doubt that infrastructure in […]
Come back to Earth, Mayor Gimenez. You want a $170,000 raise while Miami-Dade Transit riders are suffering service cuts, delays, and equipment breakdowns? The TWU won’t stand by while the mayor blames blue collar workers for problems caused by lack of adequate funding and equipment. That’s why this full page ad ran today in the […]
Brothers and Sisters, The Executive Negotiating Committee met face to face with American Airlines this week in Washington D.C. Complete Tentative Agreements were reached on: Seniority M&R-MLS Hours of Service M&R Reduction in Force M&R-MLS Overtime Distribution Procedures M&R- MLS As previously reported in our last session, Association negotiators presented the company with a comprehensive proposal on […]