The contract at the current CWA Local 13301 office in Essington is set to expire on December 31, 2021. Due to current conditions of the local office, we are not extending the lease on this property. As of January 1, 2022, CWA Local 13301 office will be located at 1 International Plaza Drive, Suite 527, Philadelphia, PA 19113. Due to our new offices already being furnished, we do have several items that we would like to give away.
1 large office desk, 2 standard desks, 1 small desk, 4 tables, 1 bookcase, 14 office chairs, 5 plastic chairs and 1 filing cabinet. Items must be picked up at the current local office by 12/17/2021. Please email CWA Local 13301 President Walter Garrett if interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone interested in applying for the position of secretary, please email email@example.com.
As of Friday, November 5, 2021, CWA Local 13301 Secretary Hoa Kim, will resign from her position. Once a replacement has been appointed by the Executive Board, an announcement will be made to the membership.
"Thank you all for the support during my tenure as local Secretary. I have learned a lot during my short time as a board member including creating this new website and getting it up and running. I hope you all continue to familiarize yourselves with the current contracts and stay safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.
Any issues with the Employee Lot buses, please text the following phone number with corresponding number of issue (please include bus number):
1- Reckless/ Rude Driver
2- Long Wait
4- Passed by Stop
5- Good Ride
Emails can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
To change your address with the local, please go to the Contact page and fill out change of address form. This only changes your address with the union. Please be sure to update your address with the company through Jetnet or MyPiedmont.
November 1, 2021
The Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved the awarding of 16 partial college scholarships of $4000 each for two years. Eligible for the scholarship are CWA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members. Applications will be available solely online for submission on the Foundations’ website at http://cwa-union.org/beirne-application. For more information or assistance call 202-434-1320.
**UPDATE- Deadline to submit full vaccination is January 4, 2022
October 4, 2021
Recently, the U.S Government released additional guidance on the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors. Due to several of our agreements, American Airlines is considered a federal contractor. With that said, on Friday, 10/1/2021, Doug Parker announced as a result, the federal vaccine mandate requires ALL of American's U.S. based team members be vaccinated.
We know and understand this is a controversial and emotional issue.
At present, the only information available to us is the limited information provided with the initial announcement made on Jetnet. We expect to be provided with more in depth information on the next conference call with the company. As soon as that information is provided to us, we will relay it to the membership.
Want to continue or complete your education with flexible learning paths? The DeVry University American Airlines Grant will help with just that. Created in partnership with our Employee Business Resource Groups, these $1000 grants are available to U.S. based team members with at least six months of employment at American.
August 20, 2021
The Transportation Security Administration has extended the federal mask mandate for transportation, which applies to on board aircraft and in indoor airport spaces. The mandate is now in effect through January 18, 2022. This means customers, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear masks while traveling, and masks continue to be required for team members while at work.
June 14, 2021
As the economy slowly recovers from the pandemic and travel restrictions are eased, American Airlines has not yet seen the return of business travel, which is a major driver of its success. Analysts have projected a return to pre-pandemic passenger volumes across the industry by 2023 at the earliest. The CWA-IBT Association has decided to postpone opening the contract for bargaining until the airline is in a more stable position to avoid any unnecessary concessions. After the PSP sunsets at the end of September we should see a better picture of where the airline stands. Our plan now is to start the process in the early part of 2022.
June 5, 2021
This week, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) changed some restrictions that could affect CWA agents who have a pension defaulted to the PBGC, such as USAirways. If the changes affect you and you are still working for the employer that sponsored your plan but have not reached normal retirement age, you could start to receive early retirement benefits while still working, provided you meet all the eligibility requirements for early retirement.
For more information, visit https://www.pbgc.gov/wr/benefits/workingretirement. Or if you believe you may be affected by this change and want to know more, contact PBGC at 1-800-400-7242.
We are pleased to hear that Barclay’s AAdvantage Cash is able to extend their program to certain CWA-IBT employees for both Mainline and Regional (Envoy & Piedmont). CWA-IBT employees would include Customer Service Agents (CSA), Customer Service Coordinators (CSC), and Customer Assistant Representatives (CAR) working in the ticket counter and Kiosk locations. There will be a pilot test program and then gradual rollout to all domestic locations. Our pilot program is set to begin on June 1st, 2021 in 6 locations (CLE, MIC, AUS, BHM, LYH & FLG). Post-pilot, we plan to rollout to all domestic stations, beginning with HUB airports. More information to come!