The election at the New American Airlines is on! The National Mediation Board will mail voting instructions to agents at US Airways and American Airlines on Aug. 15, with the results of the phone and Internet vote to be counted and announced on Sept. 16.
Passenger service agents at both airlines are excited and ready for the vote.
The election covers workers at the ticket counters and gates at the airports, and customer service representatives who take reservations calls.
American Airlines agent Roxanna Hartfield thanks participants at the D1 Leadership Conference for their support in the long campaign for CWA representation at the airline. Center is D1 Vice President Chris Shelton, with D2-13 Vice President Ed Mooney.
At the D1 Leadership Conference, underway through Aug. 1, Roxanne Hartfield, a LaGuardia Airport-based agent for American Airlines, told delegates that agents are about to make history when they vote in the representation election at the New American.
"In just a few weeks, I will be joining my coworkers in voting yes in our union election. Together with US Airways agents who are already in CWA, we will be 16,000 members strong. And when we win, it will be the largest union organizing victory in the private sector in years!"
"I am so excited to become a part of CWA. Thank you for having our back – together we are unstoppable," she said.
CWAers traveling between now and Sept. 16 have a good opportunity to talk with agents at the merging airlines about the benefits of a CWA voice.