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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.
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.
While CWA is pleased that American is paying employees a one-time $1,000 bonus, it falls short of the permanent wage increase that working families were promised as part of the Republican corporate tax cut.
We are continuing to fight for more powerful protections for passenger service agents who face verbal and physical abuse on the job. This fall we're advocating on Capitol Hill for key protections and procedures our agents need and deserve.
What's at stake at the Envoy bargaining table? Sheryl Bachman started working for American Airlines in 1985 and now works for Envoy. "We're working at a bare bones level, and that can't be right."
We've seen an outpouring of help for our sisters and brothers devastated by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Please read the stories our members shared below, and continue to support the District 6 and District 3 relief efforts in any way you can.
A wonderful crowd joined American Airlines agents for food, games, and solidarity to say "We Are Truly Stronger Together!" and raise money for our sisters and brothers at SJU.
Today we are requesting that Locals across the country consider providing assistance to our Brothers and Sisters affected by the recent hurricanes. Now is the time to stand together to help each other in a time of need.
There are CWA members from American, Envoy, United, AT&T, and Verizon, just to name a few, in the affected areas. CWA President Chris Shelton says: "CWA families need our help now."
CWA-IBT and American Airlines have reached an agreement that will lower employee contributions to the Core Option of the Medical Plan by 30 percent.