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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).
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.
We’ve just posted a new, more accessible “explainer” PDF that addresses some of the misinformation related to the Tentative Agreement.
Members of the Bargaining Committee are conducting tentative contract agreement explanation meetings in several locations. Not all members of the committee will be at all locations.
The full Tentative Agreement will be made available for downloading at this site on Tuesday, October 20th, after meetings with Local Presidents.