Bargaining Updates

Today our CWA bargaining team reached a tentative agreement (TA) with Envoy Air for our first collective bargaining agreement.

Wednesday's bargaining session was long and busy. We met with the federal mediator and the company to try to make improvements on our previous tentative agreement.

Our CWA bargaining team resumed bargaining in Pittsburgh today. Toby Lane, an agent at SGF, joined the team.

CWA has received the results of the Envoy Passenger Service Agents' January 2019 Tentative Agreement vote from BallotPoint, the independent company conducting the ratification election. Passenger service agents have voted against ratification of the tentative contract agreement between the Communications Workers of America and Envoy Airlines. CWA has notified the company of the results. We will be distributing a survey to members soon to help guide our next steps toward bargaining a new agreement.

Our CWA bargaining committee met with the Envoy bargaining committee on November 5-6. We received a counter offer on Compensation, which we discussed at length. Envoy did increase the wage proposal for DFW slightly.

Envoy responded to our proposals on Vacation and Overtime. We made counter proposals on Vacation, Overtime, and Customer Assistance Representatives in Miami. Although we made progress in each proposal, we could not agree on some of the items in the articles.

CWA passed proposals on Scope and Classifications, which contained protections for our members. We also passed a proposal regarding the drug policy. We had intensive discussions on the drug policy, including how testing is determined and the testing procedure. On September 6, we presented a Compensation and Vacation proposal, which we tied together. Envoy provided CWA with a proposal for Wheelchair and Associated Work and discussions followed. Our fight is still about livable wages. Our bargaining committee is committed to fight one day longer to bring back a contract that meets our needs.

Our CWA bargaining committee met with the Envoy bargaining committee on August 21-22. Our team passed a compensation proposal on the 21st, which we felt was a very reasonable proposal that companies as profitable as Envoy and American Airlines can certainly afford. We also discussed outstanding items including scope and the new work at MIA for wheelchair attendants. On the 22nd, the company gave us a compensation proposal, which was not much different from their previous proposal. They showed us a graph, which they argue shows their proposal is an industry leading proposal.

This week, our CWA-Envoy bargaining team were back at the bargaining table with the company fighting for the fair contract we all deserve.

Our CWA-Envoy bargaining committee met with the Envoy committee May 30-31. The company made a counter proposal on Wages, which contained a modest increase. We offered counter proposals on Benefits; General; and Training, Travel Pay, and Expenses. We had intense discussions on all these issues as well as Vacations and Overtime. We are now working on a counter proposal on Wages because the company’s latest proposal is not good enough. We reached agreement on General, which includes language on parking, costs associated with badges, and viewing your personal records.

Your Bargaining Committee met with the Envoy committee from March 13-15. In our last bargaining session (Jan 30-Feb 2), we made a counter proposal covering all outstanding items. At the start of this round, the Envoy committee made proposals on Classifications, Training, Sick Leave, Uniforms, and Shift Trades. We reached agreements on Sick Leave and Uniforms. The company countered our proposals on Overtime and Compensation. We countered all of the company's proposals and discussed each one in detail.

Your CWA Bargaining Committee met with the Envoy committee from January 30 – February 2.

Your CWA Bargaining Committee passed a comprehensive proposal including all articles not agreed to previously: Leaves of Absence, Furlough, Uniforms, Holidays, Vacations, Training, Sick Leave, Wages and Benefits, as well as a new wage proposal.