Representing over 15,000 Flight Attendants, our Members are diverse, compassionate individuals who provide and care for passengers across the Southwest Airlines system 24/7/365.
The Mission of TWU Local 556 is to provide, through collective bargaining, adequate wages, retirement, and safe working conditions for our Members. We promote legislation and engage in other activity to safeguard the economic security and social welfare of working people. To protect each Member from unjust discipline and to promote the well-being and continued employment of all Members.
Originally organized in 1975 under the umbrella of TWU Local 513, representing the Ramp and Maintenance workers at American Airlines, TWU Local 556 was officially chartered in 1981. Our first Contract was negotiated in 1975. Since then we’ve negotiated nine successor Contracts. Growing from 29 original Members today, TWU Local 556 represents more than 15,000 Members.
Take Action Today on National Right-to-Work Legislation On February 1, 2017, U.S. House of Representatives members Steve King (R-IA) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) introduced H.R. 785 , the “National Right-to-Work Act”, which would implement a Right-to-Work scheme across the...read more
In celebration of Black History Month, TWU Local 556 and its Civil and Human Rights Committee (CHRC) recognize and celebrate the achievements of black Americans and honor the struggles of those who came before us. The most well-known of American Civil Rights leaders,...read more
This past Saturday, Members of the TWU Local 556 Working Women’s Committee, along with other TWU Local 556 Members volunteered their time and joined nearly 3,000 Union Sisters and Brothers and many more in the Women’s March on...read more
TWU Local 556
8787 N. Stemmons Frwy.
Dallas, TX 75247
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