Welcome to CWA Local 3645
North Carolina STATE MEETING
On September 11th 2023, the District had its annual state meeting. This meeting is genuinely designed by the Presidents of all the Locals in the district and each President invites their members of management to attend. The goal is to build working relationships with management. Piedmont leadership has never attended.
Piedmont leaders who attended was:
Tom Dobroski - Senior Station Director (CLT & PHL)
Lamar Graves- Ramp department head (CLT)
Kevin Weaver - Customer Service department head (CLT)
Kevin Romero - TMS (Team Member Services)/Training department head (CLT)
All the managers stood up and gave a state of affairs for each prospective company and all promised to continue the working relationship that they’ve built over the years.
Managers who were also in attendance came from AT&T mobility & core, Century Link and American Airlines (a representative from their labor department and the AA reservations team in Winston-Salem and Raleigh). The meeting included a game to build trust and team building.
After the meetings, the Piedmont leaders met with the Union leaders. Afterwards there was a lunch in which possible changes to the sick and medical policies were discussed. These issues will be followed up in bargaining. The most amazing part of these meeting was the chance to get to know each other on a different level. Usually we are head butting in a meeting.
We all discussed issues going on at the multiple airports and how we have to be willing to meet at the table with our shop stewards and local leaders to get things handled better. We don’t expect to always agree but the respect is imperative. We believe not everything should have to arbitrated. The Local leaders shared the disparity of pay across all of the stations and how it’s causing hardship to our members. Fair and respectful wages should be fairly distributed to ALL stations and not just some. The Company said they were looking forward to bargaining to handle some of these disparities.
CWA National Convention
on July 9th thru 12th The officers of 3645 and Area Representative attend the CWA National Convention. The convention included workshops for CWA Airlines Divisions. These meeting included Piedmont, American and Envoy. This was also a historic convention be cause the national union elected its first African American President Claude Cummings Jr.
CWA DISTRICE 3 MEETING
On April 2nd thru 5th Local 3645 leadership attended the Annual CWA District meeting This is a yearly meeting for all Union leaders in District 3 which consist of the states of NC. SC Al, MS, TENN, LOU, KEN,FLO and Puerto Rico. The District 3 meeting consisted of workshops, classes and lectures that centered around the Labor Movement, Workers Rights, Legislation that favors workers and Work Place Issues. The goal of the leadership training is to equip the Union Leaders and future Union leaders with the tools they need to service the members in the 24 Airports that Local 3645 represents and to be a major Labor Movement Leaders.
CWA LEADERSHIP TRAINING
On January 10th thru 13th Local 3645 leadership team attended the CWA leadership Training in Georgia. The Local officers attended with Area Reps and Stewards who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to be of service the workers in their perspective work groups. The leadership training consisted of workshops, classes and lectures that centered around the Labor Movement, Workers Rights, Legislation that favors workers and Work Place Issues. The goal of the leadership training is to equip the Union Leaders and future Union leaders with the tools they need to service the members in the 24 Airports that Local 3645 represents and be a major Labor Movement Leader.