By Matt Murray | November 13, 2012 | Labor, Union
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American Airlines is once again sticking it to their unions.
American Airlines (AMR) is still spending millions of dollars to block the service agents from holding their election. The election would officially recognize the Communication Workers of America (CWA) as the sole representation of the workers. This election has been held up for months due to a technicality over the percentage of people who say they want the union representation prior to the elections.
“We filed for this election almost a year ago and the company has been uncooperative from the beginning,” said CWA Organizing Director Sandy Rusher. “What are they afraid of? They know what we know – a union will give agents a voice and a seat at the table. Agents haven’t given up and we won’t give up on them.”
Two American Agents event went to Congress looking for assistance with this matter. See the video here.
No matter what American Airlines says the hard working agents are not giving up. The agents and CWA have been fighting for their election for months and now they will finally get the vote they are asking for.
American Airlines agents will vote for representation beginning Dec. 4, when voting instructions will be mailed, and ending Jan. 15, 2013, under a schedule announced Nov. 1 by the National Mediation Board.
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About Matt Murray
Matt Murray is the creator and an author on the NH Labor News. He is a union member and advocate for labor. He also works with other unions and members to help spread our message.