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As travel opens up after the lockdowns and quarantines of 2020, reports from every region of the country about incidents of unruly and sometimes violent behavior by passengers are on the rise. CWA is working with other unions, lawmakers, the FAA, DOT, and airline management to find solutions to this urgent issue.
In March, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan, which extended the Payroll Support Program (PSP) through September 30, 2021, keeping passenger service agents and other aviation workers connected to our essential jobs and healthcare. The next legislation we need Congress to pass in order to help all working families is the Protecting Our Right to Organize Act, also known as the PRO Act,
One of Piedmont’s newest stewards took a long, international route before landing at TYS in Knoxville. Adriane Whitworth grew up in Brazil and worked there many years for Continental and then United before fulfilling her dream of moving to the United States. We talked to Adriane about her experiences as a passenger service agent over the difficult past year and her goals as a new steward.
Your CWA bargaining committee met with the Envoy company committee on September 26-28. The bargaining committees discussed shift trades, classifications, and a flow-through agreement.
The CWA bargaining team met with the company’s bargaining team October 10-12 to continue working towards a fair and equitable contract for all members. Over the course of the three days we focused on economics.
Today we are requesting that Locals across the country consider providing assistance to our Brothers and Sisters affected by the recent hurricanes. Now is the time to stand together to help each other in a time of need.
There are CWA members from American, Envoy, United, AT&T, and Verizon, just to name a few, in the affected areas. CWA President Chris Shelton says: "CWA families need our help now."
We need your help to make sure every CWA member at Piedmont receives their correct uniform allowance. We'd like Piedmont agents to take a short survey about uniforms to help us gather data.
The CWA bargaining team met on August 14 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to work on counter proposals we received from the company during our last round of bargaining. We also worked on our economic package.
CWA-IBT and American Airlines have reached an agreement that will lower employee contributions to the Core Option of the Medical Plan by 30 percent.
Your CWA bargaining committee met with the Envoy Bargaining Committee from July 25-27. To begin, Envoy presented counter proposals on Schedule Bidding. The Union gave counter proposals on Filling of Vacancies and Schedule Bidding.