Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants, members of AFA-CWA, voted 99 percent to authorize a strike. Air Wisconsin provides regional air service for United Airlines.
"Enough is enough. Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants are ready to do whatever it takes to get a new contract. We have made every sacrifice to ensure the stability of the airline while management refuses to offer meaningful pay and work rule improvements. Higher pay, no more delay!" said Ernie Lazernick, AFA-CWA Air Wisconsin President.
Texas Representative Al Green sent a letter to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker last week urging him to reach an agreement with CWA-represented passenger service agents at Envoy that, "provides fair compensation, a living wage, and benefits for Envoy agents."
Envoy agents make as little as $9.48 an hour and have been in negotiations for a first contract for over two years. The next bargaining session is set for January 22-24.