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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.
With the arrival of the summer travel season, planes are now more crowded, weather is more unpredictable, and passengers are taking out their frustrations on agents.
The escalating problem of Passenger Service representatives being assaulted on the job by passengers is one that CWA is working overtime to address, with the goal of protecting all our agents from harm.
In December, Executive Board members from INT and RDU came together at a Local 3640 meeting in Winston Salem, North Carolina, to share ideas and get to know each other's concerns.
“We work for the same corporation, and we wear the same uniform, so let's stand up for each other,” says Carolyn Marsalek, a thirty-year veteran of the busy American Airlines ORD station and vice president of CWA Local 4201.
“I’m thrilled that we’re now under the same protective umbrella as other airline employees. We’re on the front line: when passengers get mad we hear about it first. It’s a great victory. It looks like all of our work paid off. United action really works.” —DeAnna Davis, Envoy, BPT
Your CWA-IBT Association would like to share a quick update on December paychecks.
Your CWA-IBT representatives have been in contact with the company regarding some members’ physical reactions to the fabric of their new uniforms.
Justice Department confirmed that passenger service agents are, in fact, covered by legislation adopted in 2002 that set significant penalties and jail time for anyone who "interferes with airport and airline personnel who have security duties."