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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!
There has been progress on extension of the Payroll Support Program for airline workers. Please, call your Congressional representative today, and every day, until the bill passes. It's simple and it only takes a few minutes.
Thousands of our co-workers were furloughed in October, and the health and economic crises have only deepened. We cannot go through another holiday without relief. Call your congressional representative and senators today and every day until they pass a bill.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant impact on airlines, CWA/NETT Academy is funding more than 125 training scholarships for CWA passenger services members.
CWA and other airline unions call for an extension of the CARES Act Payroll Support Program now to save our jobs!
ICYMI: CWA's Airline Council hosted a webinar to educate members about the urgent need for Congress to extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program, which would save thousands of our jobs. Please take a look, and be sure to call or write your Senator or Representative today!
It will only take a minute to make your voice heard. Send a letter to Congress telling them to extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program through March 2021 to protect hundreds of thousands of aviation jobs.
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.