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!
CWA-Envoy Steward trainings were held on April 19 and May 24, adding 12 more locations to the list of stations with trained stewards. Participants came from locations ranging from San Diego to Buffalo.
When American Airlines workers in Puerto Rico realized that an essential aspect of their contract was in jeopardy as a result of outdated laws, CWA Local 3140 joined with Transportation Workers Union (TWU) Local 501 to make sure the legislature addressed the problem.
With the arrival of the summer travel season, planes are now more crowded, weather is more unpredictable, and passengers are taking out their frustrations on agents.
Your bargaining committee met with the Envoy Bargaining Committee last week to present a comprehensive proposal to the Company. This means that we have presented an entire package to the Company for a contract.
During meetings with the company on May 17 and 18, a total of 13 proposals and counter proposals passed between the bargaining committees. We reached Tentative Agreements on Article 6, Hours of Service and Article 14, Leaves of Absence.
The escalating problem of Passenger Service representatives being assaulted on the job by passengers is one that CWA is working overtime to address, with the goal of protecting all our agents from harm.
On April 19 and 20, the CWA Bargaining Team met with the company to continue working toward a fair and equitable contract. Over two days of meetings a total of 17 proposals and counters passed between the two sides.
Your Piedmont Bargaining Team will be hosting a Town Hall Call April 19th at 8 PM EST. Please join us to hear the latest news from the bargaining table.