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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.
Thousands of our co-workers were furloughed in October, and the health and economic crises have only deepened. We cannot go through another holiday without relief. Call your congressional representative and senators today and every day until they pass a bill.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant impact on airlines, CWA/NETT Academy is funding more than 125 training scholarships for CWA passenger services members.
CWA and other airline unions call for an extension of the CARES Act Payroll Support Program now to save our jobs!
ICYMI: CWA's Airline Council hosted a webinar to educate members about the urgent need for Congress to extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program, which would save thousands of our jobs. Please take a look, and be sure to call or write your Senator or Representative today!
It will only take a minute to make your voice heard. Send a letter to Congress telling them to extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program through March 2021 to protect hundreds of thousands of aviation jobs.
Generally, if you take a leave or a reduction in hours as a result of the current economic downturn, you will be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. These benefits vary by state. There's a new Q and A available with updated information about these benefits.
The AFL-CIO has produced a valuable, searchable tool for finding resources, benefits, and information for workers affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This includes details about unemployment benefits in each state. We're sharing that and other new resources with members.
The grants for the airline industry in the Coronavirus relief act are supposed to fund paychecks and benefits for two million hourly workers, including passenger service agents and reservations agents. Let's make sure that happens.