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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.
We've made significant headway in closing the gap between our union proposal and the company's, but we still have a ways to go to reach a fair agreement.
Unless you end up in a dispute with the company, you might know that there are people behind the scenes all the time trying to save workers' jobs. Here's how it's been working at Piedmont.
Our CWA bargaining committee met with the Envoy bargaining committee on July 27 and passed proposals on Scope, which included job descriptions for each existing title. Our fight is still for livable wages.
Piedmont agents from across the country, including activists from Detroit, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, met in Charlotte, NC, this week to plan a major mobilization push starting in August.
During a live-streamed town hall Senator Bernie Sanders talked to workers suffering low wages and lack of respect at U.S. companies. Piedmont agent Heather Hudson said it's time for fair wages and contracts at American Airlines.
Contract negotiations with Piedmont are going well. Compensation is coming up in the next round, so Piedmont agent Heather Hudson is joining Sen. Bernie Sanders Monday for a live streamed town hall about ending poverty wages at American.
DFW Envoy and American agents joined together in solidarity on July 11 to tell American Airlines it's time to end poverty wages and give all passenger service professionals a voice on the job.

Our Piedmont CWA Bargaining Committee has been meeting with the company all week, and just released a video report to let everyone know how the discussions are going. The whole team appreciates the good wishes coming from members all across the country via Facebook.

Check out the details in the video below, and watch for a written bargaining report tomorrow, plus some special news!