It’s been a year since the global COVID-19 pandemic began turning our industry and our lives upside down, and CWA airline agents have been on the front lines at stations across the country. Recently we had a chance to talk to some American and Piedmont agents who have been in the trenches, dealing with COVID-19 and other health and safety issues.
A total of 250 passenger service agents received scholarships from the CWA National Education and Training Trust CWA/NETT) in the past few months. The agents took advantage of the funds to pursue new knowledge and brush up on valuable skills.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the American Rescue Plan, which includes extension of the Payroll Support Program (PSP) through September 30, 2021. It's now time to make sure the Senate passes the bill to maintain our jobs before PSP expires in mid-March!
Chris Kress believes in getting to know other people and “walking around in their shoes” before making judgments about them. That’s what she’s been doing since January. A veteran agent at American Airlines, Chris is currently on assignment as a CWA organizer with Envoy. She would describe herself as a good listener who wants to help bridge the gap in wages and respect between AA and Envoy agents.
Your CWA Bargaining Team has reached an interim agreement on reduction in force/furlough procedures. The interim agreement, which will remain in force until members ratify their first collective bargaining agreement, clarifies the process by which employees can be furloughed and provides new rights.
Employees may be furloughed based on staffing needs at each station. In case of a furlough, the company will provide at least 30 days notice to the employee and the union.


The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate will soon be voting on an FAA extension bill which includes language that would revise the Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) badge for all airport employees. The revision extends the employment background checks for any employee, potential or current workers, with access to secure areas from 10 years to 15 years and increases the number of disqualifying infractions considered.

May 31, 2016

On May 26th and 27th, your bargaining committee met with the Envoy bargaining committee. The meeting started with the company presenting counter proposals on purpose of agreement, probation and safety and health.
Listen to the May 25th Envoy Agent Townhall call here.
APRIL 28, 2016 On April 27 and 28, your elected Bargaining Committee and staff met with the Envoy Bargaining Committee in Dallas at company headquarters. The CWA bargaining team includes:
  • Michael Haight (TVC)
  • Janet Padgett (LAX)
  • Bryce Rea (JLN)
  • Marge Krueger, CWA Administrative Director
  • Richard Honeycutt, Vice President of District 3 and Chair of the CWA Airline Council
The Envoy Bargaining Committee includes:
  • Chris Pappaioanou, Vice President of Legal