The union representing the Pidemont Airlines (2nd) passenger service agents have made this announcement:
Piedmont Airlines passenger service agents, members of the Communications Workers of America, will picket Piedmont operations at Philadelphia International Airport; Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, AZ on Monday, Nov. 20.
Agents are frustrated that contract negotiations have been dragging on for the past year, and are calling for the airline to get serious about negotiating a fair contract.
CWA represents 4,600 Piedmont agents nationwide, as well as 3,800 agents at Envoy and 14,000 passenger service agents at American Airlines.
Agents and allies are demonstrating their determination to get a fair contract and end the pay gap between regional airlines and mainline carriers. Despite extensive job responsibilities and long hours, Piedmont agents’ pay is less than half of the pay of mainline agents’ pay.
What: Protest and leafleting outside Piedmont operations at PHL, CLT and PHX.
When: Protest will be held on Monday, Nov. 20, in PHL from 8 am-11 am and 2 pm-5 pm; in CLT from 7 am-1 pm, and in PHX from 10 am-11:30 am. (all events are local time.)
Why: Piedmont agents help connect American Airlines passengers to their destinations every day and are proud of their contribution to American’s success. But Piedmont has been stalling and dragging its feet in negotiating a fair contract with the workers who help make it successful.
Copyright Photo: American Eagle (2nd)-Piedmont Airlines (2nd) Bombardier DHC-8-311 Dash 8 (Q300) N328EN (msn 281) CLT (Jay Selman). Image: 402765.