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Rally For Fair Wages on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at DFW Airport.

Amid growing concern about corporate stock buybacks in the wake of the Republican tax bill, Rep. Jan Schakowsky led thirty-one members of Congress in sending a letter to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker calling on the company to invest in its workforce.

Workers share their stories about trying to make ends meet.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2018

Passenger Service Agents at American Airlines Subsidiary Take Concerns About Poverty Wages to the National Stage

New survey of Envoy Air agents reveals widespread reliance on public assistance, extreme measures used to get by like selling plasma. Elected officials call on American to raise pay as agents go directly to passengers and taxpayers with nationwide advertisements, events at social services offices.

Five days a week, Takisha Gower leaves her Euless home for her 6 a.m. shift as a passenger service agent at DFW International Airport, where she’ll spend the next several hours boarding flights, helping people who’ve missed connections and, occasionally, talking down a customer who’s having a really bad day.

Although the passengers bought their tickets through American Airlines, Gower works for the company’s Envoy Air subsidiary, which operates regional flights for the Fort Worth-based carrier under the American Eagle brand.

All American workers deserve a living wage. Rally photos from DFW, MIA and ORD airports.