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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2019 Contact: Denise Romano, 202-719-3837 TWU Aircraft Dispatch Group and UPS Reach Tentative Agreement The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) and the United Parcel Service (UPS) have reached a tentative agreement for the Aircraft Dispatch Group. Details of the tentative agreement will be forthcoming, as the parties finalize the […]
AA Association Update: Congressman Espaillat Leads Bipartisan Group Urging American Airlines to Preserve Jobs
August 20, 2019 Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13) led 26 of his colleagues from downstate New York and northern New Jersey in sending a letter to top leadership at American Airlines and unions representing their workforce urging them to maintain jobs in the greater New York metropolitan region. “As members of Congress representing the communities in […]
On August 16, 27 Congressmembers from the New York Area sent a letter to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, TWU International President John Samuelsen and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers President Robert Martinez, Jr, regarding outsourcing aircraft maintenance to foreign repair stations. Click here to read the letter.
August 16, 2019 The National Mediation Board (NMB) held separate meetings with TWU/IAM Association Leadership (first) and American Management (later) on Thursday in Washington D.C. The purpose of the meetings was for the three NMB Board Members to discuss the status of our negotiations with both parties. The Federal Mediators who attended our earlier negotiations […]
August 13, 2019 On August 12, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a Permanent Injunction applicable to the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO, and the Airlines Mechanic and Related Employee Association, TWU/IAM, and to all employees represented by the […]
President Samuelsen; officers and members from TWU Locals 513, 556, 567 and 591 demonstrated solidarity and support of UNITE HERE as they rallied to improve their wages and conditions at American Airlines headquarters in Fort Worth Texas on August 13. “One Job Should Be Enough!”
On August 12, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a Permanent Injunction. The following statement from IAM, TWU, and the Association’s most senior leaders, including Sito Pantoja, Alex Garcia, and John Samuelsen, is made to all mechanic and related employees pursuant to the Permanent Injunction: The Court now […]
July 26, 2019 The National Mediation Board (NMB) today called for status meetings among the highest-ranking principles in the TWU-IAM Association & American Airlines negotiations. On August 15, 2019 the Association leaders will meet with the three members of the NMB at 10:00 am and the Company representatives will meet with the same NMB members […]