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.
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.
We demanded stricter enforcement of laws meant to protect airport workers and the Department of Justice has responded, but federal law enforcement is still not doing enough.
Advocating on behalf of the thousands of Pennsylvanians working for U.S. Airways and American Airlines, leaders of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA met with Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane today to re-emphasize the benefits a merged airline will bring to the Keystone State.
We urge the U.S. District Court and the Department of Justice to begin the trial on November 12, 2013 in order to get to a speedy resolution to this exciting merger.
A group of transportation labor groups is urging the Department of Justice to drop its opposition to a proposed merger between U.S. Airways and American Airlines.
In a move that surprised industry and union observers, the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit on Tuesday to block the merger between American Airlines and US Airways, charging that it was anti-competitive and would harm consumers.
The Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters reached a tentative agreement covering 6,500 passenger service employees at US Airways.
With the merger of US Airways and American Airlines expected to be approved in August, agents and representatives at both carriers are launching our campaign for CWA representation at the combined airline.
Joint training with American and US Airways agents has yielded a “Week of Action” in Dallas-Ft. Worth, with four US Airways agents and representatives meeting with res agents at the Southwest Regional Office (SRO) and visiting DFW to discuss the importance of representation for airport agents.
Agents from American Airlines and US Airways on Wednesday officially launched a joint campaign to gain a strong voice at our new merged airline with representation by the Communications Workers of America.