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, recorded on August 14, 2020, we give a synopsis of the airline 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.
Air Division Updates
Air Division Updates
Published 24 Oct, 2011 An overwhelming majority of flight attendants at Virgin America, a low-cost carrier known for high quality service and innovative onboard amenities, has filed a petition at the National Mediation Board (NMB) seeking union representation with the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU). “Flying Virgin can be enjoyable for passengers but flight […]
Published 20 Mar, 2012 Ft. Worth, Texas—On Wednesday, March 21, the Transport Workers Union (TWU) will brief the media on AMR’s business plan and changes to working conditions affecting TWU workers at American Eagle. The union also will discuss next steps in the bankruptcy process and actions TWU intends to pursue. The briefing will follow […]
Published 12 Apr, 2012 </div></p> <p style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>Hard working TWU members keep American Airlines and American Eagle operations going every day – rain or shine. In spite of AMR’s bankruptcy and the company’s latest filing to abrogate AA’s labor contracts, TWU members continue to perform as airline […]
Published 16 Aug, 2012 Dear Sisters and Brothers, I am sure by now that most of you are aware of Judge Lane’s recent ruling on August 15, 2012 as to the issue of whether or not he should rule in favor of AMR’s motion to abrogate the collective bargaining agreement of the Allied Pilots Association. […]
Flight Attendants to be Covered by Long-Overdue Health and Safety Protections Published 23 Aug, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Michels 202.628.9262 (M)703.395.2195 firstname.lastname@example.org Flight Attendants to be Covered by Long-Overdue Health and Safety Protections WASHINGTON, DC—Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), made the following statement in support of the FAA’s final […]
Published 03 Dec, 2013 In Georgia, Local 527 won an election to represent 53 employees of the Augusta Public Transit system in a landslide 30 to 9 vote on September 26. These new TWU members are Bus Operators, Bus Paratransit, Laborers, Mechanics, Customer Service Clerks, and Parts Clerks. “A Bus Operator named Alicia Waters, who […]
Published 03 Apr, 2014 By Alison Datko Originally published: theguardian.com, Thursday 3 April 2014 07.00 EDT *Read this article on The Guardian website here. A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 at Taney County Airport, where it landed in error. Photograph: Valerie Mosley/AP Southwest Airlines is one of the world’s most admired companies. You know it well – […]
Published 11 Sep, 2014 Today, on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we pay tribute to those who lost their lives and to the resilience and power of the American spirit. At this morning’s moving ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial, President Obama said these words in recognition of the men and women who displayed […]