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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).
Tragedy visited our CWA Agents family on Sunday, August 11, when passenger service agent Kendrick Darrell Hudson died on the job at Charlotte Douglas International airport. Agents honored his memory at a vigil on August 18.
Piedmont members in Local 13301 are getting motivated to lead, participating in steward training, and mobilizing for political action as never before. We need every single member to become involved with positive thoughts and actions.
“I’m thrilled that we’re now under the same protective umbrella as other airline employees. We’re on the front line: when passengers get mad we hear about it first. It’s a great victory. It looks like all of our work paid off. United action really works.” —DeAnna Davis, Envoy, BPT
Justice Department confirmed that passenger service agents are, in fact, covered by legislation adopted in 2002 that set significant penalties and jail time for anyone who "interferes with airport and airline personnel who have security duties."
Bargaining begins later this year for Piedmont agents. As we draw closer to bargaining, mobilizing could not be more important.
Since June, CWA members have collected more than 1,500 signatures on a petition demanding that Congress pass a national standard protecting airport customer service agents from what is commonly known as “airport rage.”
Piedmont agents have been busy throughout May and June signing mobilization cards. Agents are joining committees and signing on to be part of the mobilization effort that is rolling out this summer in anticipation of bargaining later this year.
As we approach the start of contract bargaining later this year, it’s more important than ever that every member get involved. The stakes could not be higher. We’ll be fighting for fair wages and better working conditions for every Piedmont agent.