This week, IUE-CWA members ratified an agreement with General Electric providing improvements to healthcare costs, general wage increases, and the reinstatement of cost-of-living raises.
Passenger Service Agents at American Airlines subsidiary Envoy Air voted this week to ratify their first collective bargaining agreement with the company. The six-and-a-half year agreement covers 5,000 passenger service workers in 100 cities across the United States and provides wage and benefit guarantees for the life of the contract.
"I'm proud of our bargaining team and the passenger service agents who fought for over three-and-a-half years for a fair agreement with Envoy," said Richard Honeycutt, Vice President of CWA District 3 and Chair of CWA's Passenger Service Airline Council. "This contract provides the foundation for Envoy agents to ensure that they are treated fairly and equitably and have the support they need to provide outstanding service for American Airlines customers."
The contract covering 22,000 workers at AT&T Southeast expired at midnight on Saturday, increasing the possibility of a strike, which CWA members have authorized by a 95% vote. For now, workers will return to work without a contract in place as CWA members continue to negotiate for a deal that includes quality healthcare coverage, wage increases, job security, and investment in local communities.
"The contract didn't have to expire, but it did because AT&T has not been taking our proposals seriously," said Richard Honeycutt, Vice President of CWA District 3. "For weeks, we have pressed AT&T Southeast to move off of their bargaining demands that will hurt workers, their families, and our communities. We are ready to bargain for a fair and just contract, but we need AT&T Southeast to be ready to do the same."
Watch and share this Facebook video about CWA members' fight for a fair contract at AT&T Southeast.
Denver Public Schools
After years of fighting for fair wages, custodians at Denver Public Schools (DPS), members of CWA Local 7777, won significant wage increases in 2019 bargaining. The wage increases came after CWA activists helped push the City and County of Denver to pass a minimum wage increase for city, county, and airport workers to $15 by 2021.
CWA Local 7777 Vice President Marlene Jimenez said, "For many of us, the schools we clean are our community and like a family. This is our heart. This victory is about respect and getting fair wages for the work DPS Custodians perform."
Custodians at Denver Public Schools (DPS), members of CWA Local 7777, won significant wage increases.
On July 24th, AT&T Mobility activists from 16 CWA District 6 Locals held actions in 81 locations to show that they are ready to ramp up mobilization as negotiations for a new contract approach.