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, we discuss COVID – 19 updates.
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
AA Association Update: American Airlines to Offer Revised Leaves of Absence and Voluntary Early Outs
July 15, 2020 American Airlines will announce today that they are offering ‘enhanced’ Leaves of Absence and Early Outs to Association members. Association leadership discussed these revised offers and made several suggestions that would make them more attractive to our members. Most of the suggestions were not taken. We advise all of our membership to […]
July 10, 2020 To All TWU/IAM Association Members at American Airlines: American Airlines has informed the Association that it will be sending Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications (WARN Act notifications) to Association covered employees. This notice, which is required by law, will contain information indicating that American Airlines may furlough employees. All of the TWU/IAM Association […]
With heavy hearts, the TWU International Administrative Council announces the passing of John Bland. It is said the arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice. Mr. Bland stood on the precipice of that arc to demand justice for all. John Bland was TWU’s Administrative Vice President until his retirement in 2017 and the Director […]
TWU members have all put their lives at risk to serve the public during this pandemic. Federal funding is running out and our jobs are at risk of disappearing if Congress doesn’t extend worker protections in the airline industry before October 1. The CARES Act helped save transportation workers jobs, wages, and benefits by prohibiting […]
On July 3, the AFA, APFA and TWU sent a joint letter to flight attendants and aviation leaders ensuring that “concessions cannot and will not resolve the crisis in the industry. We are putting management on notice: don’t even think about it.” Click here to read the full letter. Concessions cannot and will not resolve the […]
Established in 1969, the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund provides 15 scholarships worth $4,800 to college-bound dependents of TWU members. It is paid out every year in the amount of $1,200 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four-year course of study. The money is paid directly to the recipient’s accredited college or […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, firstname.lastname@example.org Without Extension of CARES Act Payroll Support Program, Mass Layoffs Inevitable Washington, DC — In a joint letter to Congressional leadership, the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), along with other leading aviation unions, are calling on lawmakers to extend the Payroll Support […]
June 19, 1865, or Juneteenth, marks the anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States, one of the most important dates in our nation’s history. But even today, 155 years later, systemic racism is still alive in the United States. Over the past several months, the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, […]