Increasing Safety Standards

is a focus of the Teamsters Airline Division.

is a focus of the Teamsters Airline Division.

Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition

Representing more than 75,000 workers in the aviation industry.

Representing more than 75,000 workers in the aviation industry.

Teamsters Goal

is to provide our membership with the best representation in the industry.

is to provide our membership with the best representation in the industry.

Being a Teamsters Member

Means that you belong to the strongest and most Democratic labor union in the world.

Means that you belong to the strongest and most Democratic labor union in the world.

Airline Division

Proudly representing aviation workers since the 1950s.

Proudly representing aviation workers since the 1950s.

News & Press

Teamsters News


The union Negotiating Committee met with the Company on August 13th, 14th and 15th at Allegiant Air Headquarters. The Union and the Company made considerable progress and have reached T/As on...

(WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has reached a tentative agreement with Air Canada, the largest passenger carrier in Canada. The proposed contract covers over 700 c...

The US Department of Transportation has approved a joint venture between American Airlines and Qantas, which will allow the two carriers to codeshare on certain routes and combine operation...

Local 986 Airline Division


Finest Airline Division

Teamsters Local 986 has the finest Airline Division members in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The Local's representation covers many classifications of work including pilots, mechanics, passenger service, operations, reservations and cargo.

Teamsters Airline Division

We represent more than 75,000 airline employees including mechanics, customer service agents, reservationists, simulator technicians, ramp agents, stock clerks, dispatch personnel, flight attendants and pilots.

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Teamsters Airline Division Takes Safety Seriously


Because safety is a primary concern for our members, securing and increasing safety standards throughout the airline industry is a focus of the Teamsters Airline Division.

The Teamsters Airline Division has taken a strong position on maintenance and safety issues. By standing up and speaking out against the use of low-cost, substandard and poorly-regulated maintenance facilities, the Airline Division is recognized as one of the leading experts on Capitol Hill for ensuring that passenger aircrafts are properly maintained by facilities that only use FAA-licensed mechanics and technicians. It is the goal of the Airline Division to ensure that maintenance facilities that service U.S. aircrafts are held to the same high standards for security and skills that airline facilities in this country must maintain. To help propel our fight against outsourcing, the Teamsters Airline Division, in conjunction with the Teamsters Aviation Mechanics Coalition, has devised an Outsourcing Defect Report to document and catalogue faulty repairs made by foreign MRO stations. This report can be filled out by both members and non-members, and its data is reviewed by qualified members and stored in a databank accessible by Teamster representatives when needed.