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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.
With American Airlines stakeholders preparing to vote on the reorganization and merger with US Airways by July 30, agents and other employees are wasting little time in getting ready for the next steps, which could lead to the creation of the world’s largest airline by the end of August.
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.