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In response to the problem of airline passenger violence, on April 6, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) introduced the Protection from Abusive Passengers Act in both houses of Congress.
CWA airline agents from Local 3645 in Charlotte joined union brothers and sisters from SEIU for the National Airport Workers Day of Action. The agents rallied to demand respect, higher pay, and safety on the job—including protection from assault by unruly passengers.
In Miami, Local 3146 Envoy passenger service agents and wheelchair attendants are on the front lines of customer service each and every day, but excessive overtime is a major challenge as flight schedules return to pre-pandemic levels. Local 3146 President James McKnight shares details about the situation at MIA.
Over 80 members of Congress sent a letter to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker on February 8 urging him to “conclude your collective bargaining negotiations and ensure that all of your employees can earn a living wage.”
Your CWA Bargaining Committee met with the Envoy committee from January 3-February 2. Your CWA Bargaining Committee passed a comprehensive proposal including all articles not agreed to previously.
CWA and Piedmont Airlines reached a tentative agreement on January 26, 2018, which provides significant improvements in the collective bargaining agreement, including wage increases across the board and new defined pay scales.
The CWA and Piedmont bargaining teams met January 23-26. We reached a Tentative Agreement that accomplishes many of the goals we had going into bargaining, including a pay raise for all members.
Piedmont Airlines and CWA have reached a tentative agreement for Fleet and Passenger Service team members. Representatives from Piedmont and CWA have negotiated a fair agreement that raises wages and improves benefits and allows Piedmont to remain competitive in the ground handling business.
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, almost 200 workers joined in solidarity at Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix, Arizona, to demand a fair contract for all passenger service agents who work for American Airlines under the company’s Piedmont and Envoy subsidiaries.
While CWA is pleased that American is paying employees a one-time $1,000 bonus, it falls short of the permanent wage increase that working families were promised as part of the Republican corporate tax cut.