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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.
We know it has been a tough week for everyone. And it's not over yet. We need to keep calling our senators every day for as long as negotiations continue to extend the PSP and stop or reverse the furloughs. It only takes a few minutes to call your senators.
Thousands of aviation workers across the country have begun receiving their lay off notices because Mitch McConnell refuses to allow a vote on a comprehensive COVID relief package. But it's still not too late to act. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said the airline would reverse the furloughs if the Senate were to reach a deal soon.
Agents from American Airlines and US Airways on Wednesday officially launched a joint campaign to gain a strong voice at our new merged airline with representation by the Communications Workers of America.
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.