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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.
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.