After over a year of bargaining and mobilization, CWA's Piedmont Airlines passenger service agents won major raises, improved benefits, and other gains in a new tentative contract agreement reached last Friday.
The agreement makes significant improvements to the agents' collective bargaining agreement. Two-thirds of the agents will receive at least a 7% raise in the first year of the contract, which includes stronger healthcare benefits, vacation policies, and steady opportunities for raises.
"Courageous passenger service agents have been standing up for family-sustaining jobs at American Airlines, and it's because of their determination and commitment to winning a fair contract that thousands of hard-working agents at Piedmont will see big improvements in pay and benefits after this long and tough fight," said CWA President Chris Shelton. "Working people joining together in unions to negotiate collectively remains the best way to achieve the fair return on their work that they deserve."
"The CWA bargaining team worked hard to reach this agreement, which recognizes the professionalism of passenger service agents at American Airlines' Piedmont subsidiary and the critical role they play in the success of the company," said Richard Honeycutt, Vice President of CWA District 3 and Chair of CWA's Passenger Service Airline Council.
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