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CWA Members Meet With Transportation Secretary Buttigieg to Discuss Issues Facing Airport Service Workers

Union members from CWA, SEIU, and UNITE HERE met with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine-Cava in Miami, Fla., this week to discuss issues facing airline and airport service workers.

James McKnight, president of Local 3146, has worked at Envoy Airlines for over 23 years and raised concerns over the need to provide liveable wages, paid time off, and healthcare to all airport service workers in the U.S.

Airline and airport service workers are the heartbeat of our transportation industry, keeping travel safe, on-time, and accessible. That is why CWA called on the major airline CEOs to ensure good wage and benefit standards in the FAA Reauthorization Act and endorsed the Good Jobs Good Airports Act – both of which will strengthen health and safety protections for airport ground service workers and enhance laws against assaulting passenger service agents.

CWAers Meet with Sec Buttigieg
James McKnight, president of CWA Local 3146, and Lillian Hagen, a Local 3146 member and wheelchair agent at Miami International Airport, (bottom left) with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Miami-Dade Mayor Daniela Levine-Cava.