Meet Your Bargaining Committee

American Airlines passenger service agents are represented by the CWA/IBT Passenger Service Employee Association. Our collective bargaining agreement becomes amendable on December 1, 2020. In anticipation of the bargaining process next year, the CWA representatives to the joint bargaining committee were elected at the CWA Convention in Las Vegas in July. Learn about the members of the team below.

Thanks to everyone who is generously putting in time and effort on this important committee.

Tony Abrams

Tony Abrams (MIA) is the current Vice President of local 3140. Although he is new to the bargaining team, he has 25-plus years of experience in the airline industry. Tony works as a station trainer at MIA. He appreciates the chance to bargain for a fair and reasonable contract for his fellow agents.

Tom Gunning

Tom Gunning (BOS) has been in the airline industry for 37 years. He started at Piedmont Airlines in 1982, and has worked at BOS, JFK, and TPA airports. He was elected to the previous bargaining committee and has served as president of Local 1171 since 2011. He lives north of Boston with his wife and daughter and is an avid New England Patriots fan.

Vickey Hoots

Vickey Hoots (INT RES) has been CWA Local 3640’s President since 2012 and knows her way around the bargaining process, having served on the LUS team in 2015 and before that on a US Airways bargaining team. She has 34 years of experience in the airline industry, and currently works on the Customer Service Desk helping her fellow agents. Vickey grew up in a union family and is proud to be able to help her fellow CWA members fight for fairness and respect on the job.

Tammy Scott

Tammy Scott (SERO) is the Executive Vice President of CWA Local 3642. A veteran American Airlines employee with 22 years on the job, she has worked in every department in reservations and as a trainer. Tammy looks forward to serving the needs of all passenger service agents in her role on the bargaining committee.

 Cindy Thayer-AA Bargaining Team

Cindy Thayer (DCA) is currently the President of Local 2252 representing American Airlines, Piedmont Airlines, AT&T, MWAA, and Occupational Home Health Care. Cindy started as a CWA Area Vice President for American Airlines before becoming the President of Local 2252. She has been an agent with American Airlines since 1983 working at IAD, HNL, TDY @ DFW/HDQ & DCA. Although Cindy is new to the AA bargaining team, she has participated as a member of the INOVA Home Health Care bargaining team and looks forward to sharing her AA knowledge to negotiate for a fair contract.