Lobby Day for CWA

On May 14 CWA National  had lobby day on capital hill in Wasington D.C. Our Excutive Vice President  attended Lobby day to represent and be a voice for Piedmont agents nation wide. 

" I went to Washington DC to lobby the senators and members of the house to ask them to put pressure on American Airlines and Doug parker to speak up and weigh in on Piedmonts bargaining and up coming mediation. Yes we all know Piedmont is it's own company but it's part of the American Airlines Group. Which means Doug Paeker can tell Piedmont he wants all of his companies to make a livable wage. Reginal airlines now have more destinations and bigger planes and now Piedmont agents work mainline flights. I spoke loud and clear so that everyone that heard my voice knew the plight of the Piedmont worker. That 80 percent of the work force are part timers that work 60 hours a week to pay basic Bill's with no health insurance or other benifits ic the Airline is there primary jobor have to have another full time job to live. I told about the food bank in CLT that we as agents started and maintain so that agenda who can't afford lunch or dinner can eat on a double shift for the third time that week. ..I told any senator, representative or their staff what poverty wages Piedmont pays us to be responsible for multi million dollar air crafts and thousands of lives and property every day #endpiednontwages"

Darryle Williams PhD

Local 3645 Excutive Vice President 

Hello fellow Piedmont employees. Many of you know that CWA National held a Lobby Day in Washington D.C.  The Executive Vice President of Local 3645 went to Washington DC to lobby the senators and members of the house to ask them to reach out to American Airlines and Doug parker so that he can speak up and weigh in on Piedmonts bargaining and upcoming mediation. Yes we all know Piedmont is  a wholly owned company but it's part of the American Airlines Group. Which means Doug Parker can tell Piedmont he wants all of his company’s employees to make a livable wage. Reginal airlines now have more destinations and bigger planes and now Piedmont agents work mainline flights in many airports. I spoke loud and clear so that everyone that heard my voice knew the plight of the Piedmont worker. Which is that 80 percent of the work force are part timers that work 60 hours a week to pay basic Bill's with no health insurance or other benefits if the Airline is there primary job,  If it’s not then they have to have another full time job to live. I told about the food bank in CLT that we as agents started and maintain so that agents who can't afford lunch or dinner can eat while on a double shift for the third time that week. I told any senator, representative or their staff about the poverty wages Piedmont pays us to be responsible for multimillion dollar air crafts and thousands of lives and property every day #endpiednontwages.

I am asking that Piedmont employee email their Senator and copy and paste the following communication so that they can keep our plight on their agenda.

Thank You

Darryle Williams PHD CWA Local 3645 Executive Vice President

C.C. Anthony Barden CWA Local 3645 President

Donielle Prophete CWA Local 3645 Vice President

Shaquelle Baker CWA Local 3645 Secretary/ Treasurer

Area Representatives Eula P Davis, Douglas Christian, Kasandra Moody, Robin Bridges, Oscar McDowell

Hello, I want to thank you or your staff for meeting with CWA and American Airlines regional carriers and talking about the poverty wages and upcoming contract mediation for American Airlines regional  Carrier Piedmont Airlines. We ask that you contact Doug Parker and American Airlines to make sure that he speaks up for their regional Carriers during Piedmont Airlines Contract Mediation to ensure that all of the employees for American Airlines Group are making a livable wage.

Thank you

CWA member and Piedmont employee