First Contract for Metro PCS/T-Mobile Retail Workers
Members of CWA Local 1101 who work at the Metro PCS/T-Mobile retail store on Lexington Ave., in New York City ratified their first contract by a 10-0 vote.
Just over a year ago, workers organized and joined CWA to gain fair scheduling, job security, and respect from management, and their first contract makes real improvements in all these issues.
It provides for a grievance procedure and arbitration to dispute unfair treatment or discipline. The contract also requires changes in management scheduling and enables workers to switch shifts without management pre-approval.
Check out this video, and workers talking about what the contract means to them.
Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants
Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants, members of AFA-CWA, ratified a new contract that provides significant improvements for the 3,400 Flight Attendants at Alaska Airlines, including some of the top pay in the industry, built-in protections on health care costs and improved job protections and work rules. The National Mediation Board provided mediation assistance.
"Today, Alaska Flight Attendants made a collective decision that will carry us through the next five years," said Jeffrey Peterson, AFA president at Alaska Airlines. "We are dedicated to advancing the Flight Attendant career for ourselves and future Flight Attendants to come."