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In response to the problem of airline passenger violence, on April 6, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) introduced the Protection from Abusive Passengers Act in both houses of Congress.
CWA airline agents from Local 3645 in Charlotte joined union brothers and sisters from SEIU for the National Airport Workers Day of Action. The agents rallied to demand respect, higher pay, and safety on the job—including protection from assault by unruly passengers.
In Miami, Local 3146 Envoy passenger service agents and wheelchair attendants are on the front lines of customer service each and every day, but excessive overtime is a major challenge as flight schedules return to pre-pandemic levels. Local 3146 President James McKnight shares details about the situation at MIA.
The CWA bargaining team met with the Piedmont bargaining team on March 7, 8, and 9, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. We saw significant progress and movement on a number of our proposals.
On February 28, March 1, and March 2, members of the CWA Bargaining Committee and Deanna Davis from the Advisory Council met with EnvoyBargaining Committee members.
The Local 3645 team recently visited Louisville (SDF), Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP), and Wilmington (ILM). At SDF they were able to help negotiate the return of a terminated agent.
In December, Executive Board members from INT and RDU came together at a Local 3640 meeting in Winston Salem, North Carolina, to share ideas and get to know each other's concerns.
One of our big goals is to get our agents to see the stewards as real resources—as contacts to empower them. And it’s great because we have more and more stewards signing up every day.
Delvorie Meighan has been a passenger service agent for Envoy Airlines at ORD in Chicago for five years and is now a steward. She has shared a story about a successful grievance procedure for a member at O’Hare who was disciplined for failing an aircraft search.
“We work for the same corporation, and we wear the same uniform, so let's stand up for each other,” says Carolyn Marsalek, a thirty-year veteran of the busy American Airlines ORD station and vice president of CWA Local 4201.
Bargaining committees representing the Union and the Company met on February 14, 15, and 16, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The meeting began with the Company's presentation of a counter proposal to the Union's November 10th proposal on Article 6, Hours of Service.