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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.
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.
We are pleased to announce that a settlement has been reached between the CWA/IBT Association and American Airlines regarding the 55/5 Plan for passenger service employees. Last September, the CWA/IBT filed a grievance against American, which was planning to discontinue retiree travel for employees who were at least 55 and had completed at least 5 years of service at the time of retirement.
Our CWA-IBT Passenger Service Employee Association has documented the negative impacts of new uniforms since they were introduced last September, and management is taking the issue seriously. Our union is working with American Airlines management to ensure that future uniforms address agents' concerns.
The CWA-backed U.S. Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act saw positive momentum as a result of our collective efforts. To date, we’ve collected more than 26,000 petition signatures in person and online. If you haven’t signed your name yet, you can still add it
In May, four CWA members from American Airlines attended a two-day training session in Dallas for internal organizers. One take-away: "if we don't get everyone else unionized, it will end up hurting us."
When American Airlines workers in Puerto Rico realized that an essential aspect of their contract was in jeopardy as a result of outdated laws, CWA Local 3140 joined with Transportation Workers Union (TWU) Local 501 to make sure the legislature addressed the problem.