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!
We've made significant headway in closing the gap between our union proposal and the company's, but we still have a ways to go to reach a fair agreement.
Piedmont agents from across the country, including activists from Detroit, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, met in Charlotte, NC, this week to plan a major mobilization push starting in August.
During a live-streamed town hall Senator Bernie Sanders talked to workers suffering low wages and lack of respect at U.S. companies. Piedmont agent Heather Hudson said it's time for fair wages and contracts at American Airlines.
Contract negotiations with Piedmont are going well. Compensation is coming up in the next round, so Piedmont agent Heather Hudson is joining Sen. Bernie Sanders Monday for a live streamed town hall about ending poverty wages at American.

Our Piedmont CWA Bargaining Committee has been meeting with the company all week, and just released a video report to let everyone know how the discussions are going. The whole team appreciates the good wishes coming from members all across the country via Facebook.

Check out the details in the video below, and watch for a written bargaining report tomorrow, plus some special news!

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.