News

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!
Your CWA Bargaining Committee met with the Envoy Committee on November 28-30. Now that both parties have made proposals on all economic items, we can start to narrow the differences. The Bargaining Committee needs your support as we fight for a fair contract. Please wear your union pins on every shift!
Your CWA Bargaining Committee met with the Envoy committee on October 31-November 1. The CWA Bargaining Committee passed a proposal related to Recognition to determine the bargaining unit and a counter proposal on Holidays.
Sheryl Bachman started working for American Airlines in 1985, and ten years later, when her station shifted to American Eagle, Sheryl kept the uniform, the responsibilities, and the same hourly pay. Today Sheryl works for Envoy, with the same protocols as those of American Airlines agents—but her responsibilities have increased. In Wichita, Sheryl and her Envoy coworkers all have to be qualified to work the ticket counter, baggage, and ramp.
We are continuing to fight for more powerful protections for passenger service agents who face verbal and physical abuse on the job. This fall we're advocating on Capitol Hill for key protections and procedures our agents need and deserve.
What's at stake at the Envoy bargaining table? Sheryl Bachman started working for American Airlines in 1985 and now works for Envoy. "We're working at a bare bones level, and that can't be right."
We've seen an outpouring of help for our sisters and brothers devastated by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Please read the stories our members shared below, and continue to support the District 6 and District 3 relief efforts in any way you can.
A wonderful crowd joined American Airlines agents for food, games, and solidarity to say "We Are Truly Stronger Together!" and raise money for our sisters and brothers at SJU.
Your CWA bargaining committee met with the Envoy company committee on September 26-28. The bargaining committees discussed shift trades, classifications, and a flow-through agreement.