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I've been a passenger service agent for 30 years, and I can't remember the last time I got a significant raise. Like you, I'm tired of the pressures of the job getting worse every day just so executives can line their own pockets and threaten us with outsourcing.
Bargaining with Envoy resumed last week, and the company refused to meet our demands for significant wage increases or a reduction in the length of the contract. This is simply unacceptable, and we must show Envoy management that we are united for a fair contract!

A high-profile investigative report on working conditions at Miami International Airport aired yesterday on Miami's CBS station. Envoy Agent James McKnight spoke out about poverty wages at Envoy.

We resumed bargaining with Envoy yesterday afternoon in Dallas. This first round of bargaining will continue through Friday afternoon. We've added three Envoy agents to observe bargaining--Martha Chentis (ORD), Shannon Kitchen (LCH), and Takisha Gower (DFW).
Following months of pressure, Walt Disney Co. will increase the salaries of some of its California-based theme park staff.

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.

In a session of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, May 23, as members of Congress debated the National Defense Authorization Act, Representatives Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Darren Soto (D-FL) spoke out powerfully in support of Envoy and Piedmont passenger service professionals and our right to a living wage.
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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.