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American Airlines is restructuring staff deeper than its COVID-19 capacity cuts. American plans to eliminate 30% of office jobs while its fleet size will be cut upwards of 20%.

“If we’re 20% smaller, having 20% fewer people – we can do better than that,” CEO Doug Parker told the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference on Wednesday shortly before staff were notified. “We’re able to use this crisis to figure out things that we can do more efficiently.”

American told employees it intends to reduce “roughly” 30% of management and support staff. It did not provide a net figure. Frontline staff like pilots and flight attendants will later face layoffs.

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Delta to cut workforce in August through buyouts, early retirements

The COVID-19 slowdown is letting American accelerate medium-term changes it had been considering, Parker said.

“This is providing a nice time to go do that work,” Parker said. “We won’t add back some things we had in the past.”

ATT: Local 3645 Members in CLT
The union has been having an ongoing conversation with the company for weeks about how to better protect our agents by having temperatures taken at the turnstile . Progress has finally been made and the company has finally seen the point we have been arguing weeks. Temperature taking will start this week. The training for those individuals that will be taking agents temperatures has just begun. The Union leadership and company leadership will have its final discussion to formalize the details of this new procedures in the next 24 hours.
#UNIONSTRONG were fighting 24/7 365.

Thank You

To: CWA Local 3645 Members

The last 7 or 8 weeks have been really busy for our Local officers, Executive Board and stewards in the 22 stations that we serve.  There have been many additional task and issues that our Union volunteers have had to address in an effort to ensure the safety of our members in all of our stations. This includes making sure all stations are following the CDC guidelines as it relates to protecting our members from covid19.  This required many meetings both person and virtual. In addition to countless phone calls and emails. There will always be a level of resistance at some stations to following procedures, protocol and contract adherence but our Union volunteers are steadfast and stand united in ensuring that our working environments are safe.

Our Union volunteers had to deal with the ever-evolving flight cancellations that have disrupted operations in all of our 22 stations.  Additionally our union volunteers  have had to overseeing the emergency bidding process in all our stations to ensure that the emergency bidding is being done equitably and adhering to the requirement of the contract as it relates to minimum and maximum hours outlined in our Collective Bargaining Agreement (CONTRACT). It has definitely been a challenge for our Union team.

Local 3645 officers, Executive Board members and Stewards are still making sure the day to day activities of the union are still continuing as normal in the mist of everything else going on. This includes but is not limited to

 -Stewart representation

-Grievance process for terminations and all forms of discipline.

-Grievance process for contract violations.

-System board hearings for terminations and all forms of discipline.

-System board hearing for contract violations.  

Additionally, Our union volunteers are always working behind the scenes 24/7 to resolve every day work place condition and safety issues and concerns. As well as addressing work place conflicts before they escalate. They are also ensuring that local, state and national workers’ rights are being protected. Almost all of the 22 stations that are in our local are in right to work states. Which means this is a challenging task when dealing with company management. Remember the Airline industry is just one of a few industries that are unionized in right to work states.

Most of our volunteer union personnel have other jobs, careers and businesses and family obligations but still step up to make sure all their union members are being protected because they are steadfast believers in workers rights and believe in the labor movement.  90% of what our Union volunteer team does is behind the scenes. It is very often a thankless job.

I want to take this time to personally thank all of our volunteer Union personnel for all that they do.

Thank you

Arlinda Hampton               

De’Chancela Williams           

Anthony Barden                

Donielle Prophete                                      

Eula Davis                            

Kevin Geter                                                             

Robin Ely                              

Pierre Jean                          

Kevin Jeter                           

Oscar McDonald                

George McClure                

Douglas Christian              

James Covington                

Teresa Burger                    

Delma Kendrick                 

Christopher Hand              

Takiyaha  Gaither                 

Nicole Mcnair                                            

Andrew Howard                           

Kasaundra Moody             

Valerie Smith                                  

Robin Bridges                                   

Heather Hudson                  

Mercy Littlejohn                          

Shaquelle Baker                          

Jennifer Evans             

Deandre Masssias   

Kenwyanna Oliver 

Joanne Pallotta                              

Connor Slattery  

Meechelle Tart       

Barbra Thomas                               

Amanda Adams                            

Deloris Brown                                

Erik Glen                              

Julie Jones                                                                                       

Roger Gowan                                  

James Nickerson                

Bob James

Daquan  Harrison

Leroy Pridgen                                 

Tabitha Walters        

Melvin Moran                                                                    

Juan Robinson 

kristena cook  

Meshelle Bradford 

Jenet Anderson 

kila Shelton

Gabe Sherrill                                                                                                                       

Tony Ortiz                                        

Rhonda Olivas

Derek Mitchell            



To: Local 3645 Members
Re: Hazard Pay
Good afternoon Union brothers and sister. I hope everyone is safe and healthy. The union has been having multiple conversations with the company about getting hazard pay for our agents. The company said they can not pay agents hazard pay at this time.
Please consider these very important factors about the airline industry
    1. Its having major financial issues due to passengers not flying and are not making any money.
    2. Companies are asking for agent to retire early to save money.
  • Multiple airlines are asking people to VTO to save money.
  • The whole industry just got a government bailout to pay workers salary.
  • Gate agents are boarding flights with 5, 6 and 7 passengers.
  • Ramp are loading flights with 3 bags.
  • It maybe months before the airline industry will recover.
  • Lay offs/furloughs maybe imminent for the airline industry this coming fall.
These are unprecedented times for us all and the Unions concentration is keeping our members employed and ensuring they can put food on the table.
In Solidarity, CWA Local 3645 Leadership Team
Anthony Barden – President, Darryle Williams PhD- Executive Vice President
Donielle Prophete - Vice President, Shaquelle Baker - Secretary Treasurer
Eula Davis, Douglas Christian. Kasaundra Moody. Heather Hudson Area Representative.

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