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
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 […]
TWU is now accepting applications for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer 15 college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4,800. This scholarship will be paid out per year in the amount of $1,200 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four-year course of study. The union has been […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 21, 2017 CONTACT: Ori Korin firstname.lastname@example.org Allegiant Air Flight Attendants Ratify Historic First Contract Transport Workers Union Celebrates Long-Fought Victory for New Members The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) Local 577 voted to ratify their first-ever contract with Allegiant Air today, offering flight attendants at the airline their […]
The Transport Workers Union of America Retains Ridge Global to Assess the Safety and Security Risks of Having U.S. Passenger Aircraft Repaired and Maintained on Foreign Soil
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 11, 2017) – The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) today announced it has retained the services of Ridge Global, the firm founded by the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, to evaluate and assess critical repair and maintenance work performed on U.S. passenger aircraft. Specifically, the TWU has asked […]