In response to the problem of airline passenger violence, on April 6, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) introduced the Protection from Abusive Passengers Act in both houses of Congress.
In Miami, Local 3146 Envoy passenger service agents and wheelchair attendants are on the front lines of customer service each and every day, but excessive overtime is a major challenge as flight schedules return to pre-pandemic levels. Local 3146 President James McKnight shares details about the situation at MIA.
We demanded stricter enforcement of laws meant to protect airport workers and the Department of Justice has responded, but federal law enforcement is still not doing enough.
This week we met in Dallas to elect our CWA LAA Bargaining Committee.
After the celebrations ended, newly represented agents and representatives from Legacy American Airlines immediately hit the ground running to get us towards negotiating a unified contract as soon as possible.
Nearly 20 years after passenger service agents at American Airlines started working towards a voice at work, yesterday we won our election for CWA-IBT representation at the new combined American Airlines!
Voting begins August 15th and end September 15th. The results will be announced at 2pm ET on September 16th.
The National Mediation Board, on June 19th, said that American and US Airways are a single transportation system for representation purposes. What does this mean?
It was great to have Tammy from the AAB at our quarterly meeting, and I look forward to American agents and reps having a real seat at the table after our election.
May 1st celebrates International Workers’ Day, a recognition of the immense strides made by workers in the late 19th century as they fought for basic rights on the job.
As Chair of the Agent Advisory Board, I was invited to Doug Parker’s quarterly meeting with union leaders, including the CWA-IBT Association, to hear the earnings report. Doug Parker’s leadership team also attended.