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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.
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.
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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.