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The CWA/IBT Association of Passenger Service Employees has been informed of a restructuring plan announced by American Airlines.

CWA passenger service agents worked hard last year to get language included in the FAA Reauthorization Act to protect agents from assault.

In June 2019 CWA Next Generation and District 3 co-sponsored a new training targeted to the needs of young union members. The participants included two passenger service agents, Jasiman Turner (Piedmont, CLT) and Richard Sanjuan (AA, MIA).
As American Airlines and US Airways moved closer to merger this week, filing documents with bankruptcy court that laid out the step-by-step merger process, agents for the two airlines prepared to work together to gain representation that would give us the right to negotiate industry-leading standards.
American Airlines management continues to take care of its own while agents twist slowly in the wind as we wait for the merger with US Airways to pan out.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Sean Lane approved the merger between American Airlines and US Airways on March 27, but balked at the proposal to give CEO Tom Horton $20 million in severance pay.
American Airline agents recently completed a two-day “train-the-trainer” session at DFW, preparing to train other activists to become union stewards as we begin to build our union at our larger merged airline.
After squeezing employees in bankruptcy court to give up pay, benefits and even some of their jobs, American Airlines management now is asking the court to approve millions of dollars in severance pay and retention bonuses for top executives and managers.
The boards of AMR and US Airways announced today that they have agreed to merge and create the world’s largest carrier, a new American Airlines, likely setting the stage for an eventual joint election for CWA representation among the agents of both airlines.
CWA is committed to working with American Airlines agents to prepare for what’s next, whether for a joint election with US Airways or as a “standalone” carrier.
All the unionized work groups have agreed to Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with management of both American Airlines and US Airways and with the bankruptcy Creditors Committee, providing legally protected raises and job security in the event of a merger.