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 26 Oct, 2012 In another step to further mobilize and strengthen our resolve in the fight for economic and social justice for our members and working people, the Transport Workers Union of America has entered into an agreement with the Transport Workers Union of Australia to form the Trans-Pacific Transport Unions Alliance. The alliance allows both Unions to share best practices on research and campaign strategies as […]
Published 27 Sep, 2013 </div> <p style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>Two years too long was chanted by hundreds of TWU delegates as they rallied outside Allegiant headquarters to support the flight attendants of Local 577 who have spent the last two years battling Allegiant for a contract.<br /><br />“And we’ve […]
Published 19 Dec, 2013 </div> <div>On December 8 and 9, the TWU ATD Veterans Committee co-led the distribution of hundreds upon hundreds of holiday gifts and necessities to wounded soldiers and their families at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. Working in conjunction with Operation Military Embrace, a Texas-based military support organization, the […]
Published 20 May, 2014 At noon, hundreds of TWU members marched arm in arm with our brothers and sisters at the ATU to Upper Senate Park in Washington, D.C., calling on Congress to fund mass transit. Those assembled—members of TWU and ATU, riders, public officials, advocates and allies—heard from Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rev. Al […]
Published 28 Oct, 2014 LAST UPDATED: MARCH 2015 Brothers and Sisters: As the situation develops, TWU will be posting the most current and useful safety and health informational resources on this page, in addition to hand-distributing them in the field and via individual locals’ unique means of communications with members. Please bookmark this page and check […]
Published 18 Feb, 2015 </div></p> <p style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>The TWU International concluded its annual meeting of the International Executive Council (IEC) and International Executive Board (IEB) last week. This critical meeting brings together the TWU International Administrative Committee, our union’s Executive Council Vice Presidents, the Executive Council and […]
Published 12 Jun, 2015 President Lombardo, Secretary-Treasurer Garcia and ATD Director Drummond convened a meeting of the ATD presidents and officers this week in Cocoa Beach, Florida, where the groups learned about local’s histories, took a tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and welcomed an important message on unity, strength and coming together to run […]
Published 05 Jan, 2016 1966 Strike a Seminal Moment in TWU History Fifty years ago this month, New York City transit workers, led by TWU founding president Michael Quill, voted unanimously to strike, setting the stage for how TWU is recognized today: a fighting, militant union that stands up for justice for all working people, […]