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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!
Congratulations to Envoy agents who won the 2015 Presidents award. Agents were nominated by their peers and chosen as winners because they "routinely exceed company goals, surpass expectations and consistently put in the extra effort". The agents who won the 2015 award: Martha Chentis, ORD Jeremy Cochrane, MKE Thomas Fuhrman, TYR Laurie Gleason, ROC Tracy Hutton, SBA Leah Lafabregue, RDU Trent Leonard, DAY Mario Martinez, LRD James McKnight, MIA Neha Patel, ORD
At the February 22-23rd meeting of the Advisory Council, Envoy agents elected their bargaining team. The Bargaining Team Bryce Rea - JLN Chris Haight - TVC Janet Padgett - LAX Bargaining Team Alternates Michelle Charleston - BHM Colin Yates - SMF James Mcknight - MIA
The duties of Council members are to: •Attend meeting on Feb. 23 & 24 in Dallas to review bargaining survey results and elect the bargaining team that will meet with the company to negotiate the contract. •Work with the bargaining team to make sure agents stay informed and involved throughout the bargaining process. •Help build mobilizing/organizing committees at the stations they cover. •Participate in conferences calls with the bargaining team and regional meetings to keep their stations up to date about negotiations.
We won! The results are in -- by a vote of 1241 to 144, Envoy agents voted today for representation with CWA. Envoy agents have spoken loud and clear: "We're excited and ready for the next chapter to begin - this is our opportunity to have our voice heard," said MIA agent Ingrid Paredes, who worked hard to turn out the yes vote at her station and others.
Takisha Washington, from Dallas-Fort Worth, said, agents “need a union to create fairness, a safer work environment, job security and better wages.”
Our voice was heard - We have an Election! TUESDAY, OCT. 27:   Voting starts! Look out for an envelope from the National Mediation Board TUESDAY, NOV. 3: If you haven’t received voting instructions, request duplicate from NMB TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17: Deadline to request duplicate instructions. Download form at www.envoyagents.org Form must be sent to: NMB, Legal Affairs Dept, 1301 K Street NW, Suite 250 East Washington DC 20005
35 Envoy agents from stations around the country came to Washington DC Wednesday to visit 18 members of Congress. The message your co-workers delivered was simple: we want an election without delay. Our jobs are being outsourced and other workgroups have been awarded performance bonuses, meanwhile we have no voice and have to accept what we get.
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