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As of March 1, 2020, Envoy employees will be required to wear new Lands’ End uniforms unless management makes a short-term exception

CWA passenger service agents worked hard last year to get language included in the FAA Reauthorization Act to protect agents from assault.

In June 2019 CWA Next Generation and District 3 co-sponsored a new training targeted to the needs of young union members. The participants included two passenger service agents, Jasiman Turner (Piedmont, CLT) and Richard Sanjuan (AA, MIA).
With the arrival of the summer travel season, planes are now more crowded, weather is more unpredictable, and passengers are taking out their frustrations on agents.
Your bargaining committee met with the Envoy Bargaining Committee last week to present a comprehensive proposal to the Company. This means that we have presented an entire package to the Company for a contract.
On February 28, March 1, and March 2, members of the CWA Bargaining Committee and Deanna Davis from the Advisory Council met with EnvoyBargaining Committee members.
Delvorie Meighan has been a passenger service agent for Envoy Airlines at ORD in Chicago for five years and is now a steward. She has shared a story about a successful grievance procedure for a member at O’Hare who was disciplined for failing an aircraft search.
“We work for the same corporation, and we wear the same uniform, so let's stand up for each other,” says Carolyn Marsalek, a thirty-year veteran of the busy American Airlines ORD station and vice president of CWA Local 4201.
As you may have heard, Envoy management is taking the position that below the wing employees (Station Agents and Cabin Appearance Agents) at four stations are no longer eligible to be part of the CWA/agent bargaining unit. The stations are CLE, MEM, RSW and SMF. Agents at these stations continue to work on the ramp, aircraft and in the BSO, as they did at the time of the union organizing and election, but have lost the ticket counter and gate work. Envoy is using this change to try to narrow the union’s coverage to just the BSO staff at these four stations.
For the first bargaining session of 2017, the CWA Bargaining Team met with the Envoy Bargaining Committee on January 11, 12, and 13. The meeting moved quickly to address substantive proposals.
From the LA Times on our victory against Agent assaults: As airlines report increased violent incidents caused by unruly passengers, the federal government has ruled that anyone who assaults an airport ticket agent will face the same fines and prison time as if they had attacked a Transportation Security Administration agent or other law enforcement officer.