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Thousands of our co-workers were furloughed in October, and the health and economic crises have only deepened. We cannot go through another holiday without relief. Call your congressional representative and senators today and every day until they pass a bill.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant impact on airlines, CWA/NETT Academy is funding more than 125 training scholarships for CWA passenger services members.
Our calls and letters are making a difference. Negotiations continue among Congressional leaders and the White House to reach a deal to support aviation workers and stop the furloughs. We cannot stress enough how urgent it is to keep calling your senators every day for as long as negotiations continue. It only takes a few minutes.
Welcome and congratulations to our new American Airlines members and elected officers in Locals 4201 and 6001!
Across the country, airline customer service agents are under assault, and the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department (TTD) needs our help to strengthen federal laws to protect us all.
Runoff Election Results for Vice President (updated March 14, 2016) . . .
A contract interpretation grievance was filed at DFW for improper overtime payments for HW for LAA agents on Jan 1 and Jan 18. Some agents worked over 12 hours on their HW and were only paid time and one half (1.5) pay.
The Article 2 change in control grievance settlement provides payments of $1000 for each LUS full-time employee and $500 for each part-time LUS employee who was on the payroll as of December 9, 2013, and remains on the payroll today.
Now that the American Airlines contract has been ratified, CWA and IBT have been meeting with the company to come to an agreement on the implementation. This will be done in phases, because the computer systems for American cannot be programmed to accommodate all the changes immediately.
With regard to the union’s Article 2-Change in Control grievance, the union settled the grievance with American Airlines for $5.2 million.
The American Airlines tentative agreement was ratified by members of the CWA/IBT Passenger Service Association. The vote was 6,993 in favor to 2,522 against. Voting was conducted by an independent third ​party.