CWA-IBT passenger service agents at American Airlines are sending out an S.O.S: Save Our Scope.
During the twelfth round of negotiations between the CWA-IBT bargaining team and American Airlines management last week, the company proposed to pay industry wages so agents are not behind Delta and United Airlines. However, the company also proposed the scope and work rules also match Delta and United. Delta does not have a union and has no protection of scope while United's protections are not as strong as the CWA-IBT proposal. There are also concerns about technology at the airports and reservations.
Your CWA-IBT Association Bargaining Committee met with American Airlines management this week in our twelfth round of bargaining for a new contract. The Company presented the Union with a comprehensive proposal that includes wages, benefits, and open contract language. The Company presented proposals on: Article 3 Recognition and Scope Article 4 Groups and Classifications Article 5 Hours of Work Article 6 Customer Service Overtime Article 7 Reservations Overtime Article 9 Filling of Vacancies Article 14 Recall Article 15 Furlough Benefits Article 17 Leaves of Absence Article 18 Sick Leave Article 19 Holiday Vacation Article 20 Vacations Article 25 Grievance Procedure Article 26 System Board Article 27 Insurance Retirement Article 28 Retirement Plan Article 32 Call Monitoring Article 34 General and Miscellaneous Article 36 Compensation Article 37 Duration & Profit Sharing The Union responded to Articles 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 14, 15, 28, and 37. The Union was able to reach agreements in principle on Article 14 (Recall), Article 15 (Furlough), Article 28 (Retirement Plan), and Article 37 (Profit Sharing). The Company is true to the commitment of CEO Robert Isom to pay industry wages so American Airlines agents are not behind Delta and/or United, however the Company also wants to have the scope and work rules match Delta and United. As you may know, there is no union at Delta, so they have no protection. United does not have ratios of office and home-based representatives or a cap on when calls could be sent overseas, as we have in our contract. There are also concerns about technology at the airports. The Company does not believe we need a no furlough clause. Every member must participate in their Local's mobilizations to Save Our Scope. Contact your Local for more information. For more details, read the full bargaining update below: https://american-agents.org/news/american-airlines-bargaining-update-13
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Bargaining between the CWA-IBT Association and American Airlines will kick off on October 4th, 5th, and 6th in Dallas.
In preparation for bargaining, our CWA-IBT Association Bargaining Committees have been meeting throughout the summer. They went through an intense negotiations training in Dallas in June. And over the past several weeks, they've been analyzing members' responses to the bargaining survey. The bargaining proposals that they will bring to the table are based on those survey responses.
The CWA Bargaining Committee includes:
Tom Gunning (BOS), President, CWA Local 1171
Tony Abrams (MIA), Executive Board Representative, CWA Local 3146
Quesaun Naugle (Chicago), President, CWA Local 4201
Tammy Scott (Reservations), President, CWA Local 3642 (Raleigh, NC)
James Womack (Reservations), CWA Local 6001 (Dallas, TX)
The IBT Bargaining Committee includes:
Tara Kelly (LAX)
Lynn Koch (PHX Res)
As front line workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, we risked our own health and made tremendous sacrifices at work--even extending our contract expiration--to help the company weather the crisis. Now is the time to stand together for the improvements we need and deserve!
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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!