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In response to the problem of airline passenger violence, on April 6, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) introduced the Protection from Abusive Passengers Act in both houses of Congress.
In Miami, Local 3146 Envoy passenger service agents and wheelchair attendants are on the front lines of customer service each and every day, but excessive overtime is a major challenge as flight schedules return to pre-pandemic levels. Local 3146 President James McKnight shares details about the situation at MIA.
We demanded stricter enforcement of laws meant to protect airport workers and the Department of Justice has responded, but federal law enforcement is still not doing enough.
This week, our CWA-Envoy bargaining team were back at the bargaining table with the company fighting for the fair contract we all deserve. We had intense discussions about wages.

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.

Members of Congress urge American Airlines CEO Doug Parker to invest in workers and raise passenger service agent wages at Envoy and Piedmont.
On June 13, 2018, American Airlines had a shareholders meeting. Envoy agent Takisha Gower was there to tell the truth about poverty wages at Envoy and Piedmont.
Heading into mediation for a Piedmont contract, it's more important than ever to urge our senators to tell American CEO Doug Parker that poverty pay isn't okay.
Our CWA-Envoy bargaining committee met with the Envoy committee May 30-31. We had intense discussions and will return to the bargaining table on June 20.
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.
Passenger service agents from Envoy Air and Piedmont Airlines led a full-court press on Capitol Hill on Monday, May 14. They went to the Hill to ask Senators to urge American Airlines CEO Doug Parker to put an end to poverty wages at American's regional carriers.