Airlines Industry Resources

Union Links

CWA – Communications Workers of America. CWA is the largest communications and media union and represents 46,000 flight attendants of AFA-CWA.

AFL-CIO – AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations).

TTD – Transportation Trades Dept. TTD is an umbrella organization of the AFL-CIO.  TTD represents the interests of several million aviation, rail, transit, trucking, highway and longshore workers before government agencies.

TWU– Transport Workers Union. TWU represents nearly 100,000 workers in the nation’s transportation industries, including 50,000 workers in the airline industry in virtually all Class and Crafts. TWU today maintains contracts for its members working at the following airlines: American, TWA Northwest, Continental, Simmons, United, Southwest, Flagship, Executive Air, Wings West, UFS Inc., AMR Services, Dynair, Ogden Allied, Johnson Controls, Aloha, Hawaiian, Horizon and Alaska Air. – International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers

ALPA – Air Line Pilots Association. ALPA is the world’s largest pilot union, representing 64,000 pilots at 41 airlines in the United States and Canada.

IAM– International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers. The IAM is among the largest industrial trade unions in North America, representing 45,000 auto mechanics, technicians and support personnel among nearly 650,000 active and retired workers in dozens of industries.

TeamstersThe Teamsters represent 1.4 million working men and women in virtually every occupation throughout the United States and Canada.

APFA– American Airlines Flight Attendants

DeltaAFA – Delta flight attendants organizing web site.

TWU Local 556 – Southwest Airlines flight attendants.

Government Links

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Department of Labor (DOL)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

Transporation Security Administration (TSA)

Canada Links

Canadian Labor Congress (CLC)

Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA)


Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Transport Canada

Air Transport Association of Canada

Other Aviation-Related Sites:

Air and Space/Smithsonian Magazine

BALPA – British Air Line Pilots Association

National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian Institute