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I am a Passenger Service Agent with American Airlines’ subsidiary Piedmont at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. I’m writing this article on behalf of the whole leadership team at Local 3645 about an issue that affects every passenger service employee—our safety at work.
In November Piedmont agents gathered for a major Leadership Training event in Charlotte, North Carolina. They held mock hearings and learned all the practical details they will need to help fellow agents navigate grievances and other problems at work.
In November more than 20 Envoy stewards trained as agent advocates in Chicago and Dallas, learning how to handle a variety of questions and procedures under the new contract. They look forward to providing help to all their coworkers.
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.
Last Wednesday, Envoy Airline agents across the United States marched and spoke out in support of a living wage at Chicago O’Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth and Miami International airports. The agents are currently negotiating their first contract with Envoy.
Your CWA Bargaining Committee met with the Envoy Committee on November 28-30. Now that both parties have made proposals on all economic items, we can start to narrow the differences. The Bargaining Committee needs your support as we fight for a fair contract. Please wear your union pins on every shift!