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 21 Jul, 2011 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) could shutdown this Friday, July 22 thanks to Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives who are threatening to block renewal of funding because stripping aviation and rail workers of their rights is more important to them than airline safety and jobs. Essentially, Republican leadership is […]
Published 06 Feb, 2012 by James C. Little Last week, AMR executives revealed their proposal for bankruptcy reorganization. They decided to hit their employees at American Airlines and American Eagle with a hammer, slashing 13,000 jobs and dumping pension plans on the PBGC. They’re aiming for a 20 percent reduction in labor costs. From everything […]
Published 07 Mar, 2012 AMR Drops Demand to Shift Pensions to U.S Gov’t Agency; Backs off Demand for Additional Concessions in Return Dallas — In a major development in the ongoing AMR bankruptcy case, TWU members at American Airlines have won a freeze of current pension plans. “The company initially wanted to terminate our pension […]
Published 23 Apr, 2012 Under cloudy skies this morning, over 700 union members gathered in New York City’s Battery Park to protest American Airlines (AMR) legal motion that seeks to abrogate their collective bargaining agreements. From across the country, flight attendants, fleet service workers, mechanics and others came to New York to voice their personal […]
Published 02 Nov, 2012 Union Plus Disaster Relief Grants of $500 are available to help eligible participants in the Union Plus Credit Card, Insurance or Mortgage programs who are facing financial hardship due to the disaster. The money does not have to be repaid. Funds are limited to the nearly $370,000 available in the Union […]
Published 04 Oct, 2013 The TWU Veterans Committee (TWUVC) has a history of dedicating its time and efforts ensuring those who served our country are given what they need and deserve. This holiday season, in conjunction with Operation Military Embrace, the TWUVC is working to ensure our Wounded Warriors and their families will have a […]
Published 19 Dec, 2013 </div> <div>At Local 100’s annual Mass Membership Meeting on December 14, TWU International President Harry Lombardo delivered a rousing call to action to the assembled crowd of hundreds—preaching renewed unity and an end to TWU’s support for politicians who don’t deliver. “We need to stop hurting and fighting one another and […]
Published 26 May, 2014 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today we honor and pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country, as members of America’s armed forces. In Washington, DC — the location of the TWU International union hall — as around our nation, we […]