News

It’s been a year since the global COVID-19 pandemic began turning our industry and our lives upside down, and CWA airline agents have been on the front lines at stations across the country. Recently we had a chance to talk to some American and Piedmont agents who have been in the trenches, dealing with COVID-19 and other health and safety issues.
A total of 250 passenger service agents received scholarships from the CWA National Education and Training Trust CWA/NETT) in the past few months. The agents took advantage of the funds to pursue new knowledge and brush up on valuable skills.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the American Rescue Plan, which includes extension of the Payroll Support Program (PSP) through September 30, 2021. It's now time to make sure the Senate passes the bill to maintain our jobs before PSP expires in mid-March!
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.
The CWA bargaining team met on July 17 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to work on counter proposals we received from the company during our last round of bargaining.
Our CWA-IBT Passenger Service Employee Association has documented the negative impacts of new uniforms since they were introduced last September, and management is taking the issue seriously. Our union is working with American Airlines management to ensure that future uniforms address agents' concerns.
The CWA-backed U.S. Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act saw positive momentum as a result of our collective efforts. To date, we’ve collected more than 26,000 petition signatures in person and online. If you haven’t signed your name yet, you can still add it
In May, four CWA members from American Airlines attended a two-day training session in Dallas for internal organizers. One take-away: "if we don't get everyone else unionized, it will end up hurting us."
Your bargaining committee met with the Envoy Bargaining Committee June 6-9, 2017. CWA and Envoy reached agreement on Hours of Service and Preamble.