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In September 2019, AFA-CWA President Sara Nelson spoke on the topic of assaults on passenger service agents before a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation.
Thousands of Flight Attendants at Delta Air Lines are fighting to join our CWA family by becoming members of AFA-CWA. As passenger service agent members of CWA, we support Delta flight attendants in their fight for a voice on the job.
On October 24, a sea of red shirts greeted CEO Doug Parker and other American Airlines executives at the company's quarterly State of the Airline meeting in Fort Worth. "It was important for us to be there and make our statements on behalf of our co-workers," said Renee de la Garza of Local 6001.

The CWA/IBT Association of Passenger Service Employees has been informed of a restructuring plan announced by American Airlines. American plans to move all reservation agents into an office over the next two years and close Reno Res in March 2020.

Under the terms of our contract, every agent will be offered a job at a center they choose: INT, DFW, or PHX.

CWA passenger service agents worked hard last year to get language included in the FAA Reauthorization Act to protect agents from assault. The language included in the act ensures that airlines will develop clear procedures for reporting verbal and physical abuse of agents, will immediately notify law enforcement, and will stop passengers involved in violent incidents from proceeding onto aircraft before law enforcement has assessed the situation.

In June 2019 CWA Next Generation and District 3 co-sponsored a new training targeted to the needs of young union members. The participants included two passenger service agents, Jasiman Turner (Piedmont, CLT) and Richard Sanjuan (AA, MIA).
Tragedy visited our CWA Agents family on Sunday, August 11, when passenger service agent Kendrick Darrell Hudson died on the job at Charlotte Douglas International airport. Agents honored his memory at a vigil on August 18.
As of January 1, 2019, new protections from assault went into effect for passenger service agents across the country. Since January, we have been meeting with American Airlines to determine exactly how we will implement tools and policies to make the assault protections a reality at all our airports.
Serious safety concerns, including rushed inspections, high stress, and dangerous time pressures are among the issues cited in a new report on conditions for Envoy passenger service agents.
On October 3, 2018, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill that included critical protections from assault for passenger service agents. The bill also included a long-needed increase in the minimum rest period for flight attendants.