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AFA-CWA at United: Stronger Together, Better Together

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September 29, 2016

The Flight Attendants at United Airlines, members of AFA-CWA, ratified a contract covering 25,000 Flight Attendants. Over 90 percent participated in the vote to ratify the agreement. This agreement was reached on June 24, 2016, with assistance from the National Mediation Board.

“The high participation in this historic vote demonstrates the deep care Flight Attendants have for their future at the new United Airlines. The contract provides immediate economic gains, sets a new industry standard, and ensures Flight Attendants can achieve the benefits of a fully integrated airline,” said Sara Nelson, AFA-CWA International President.

“This contract would not have been possible without the assistance of National Mediation Board Chair Linda Puchala, who was instrumental in helping the parties reach agreement. With the ratification of this contract, we look forward to a great spirit of labor relations at United that fully recognizes the contributions of the people who breathe life into the friendly skies.”

Under the new agreement, all United Flight Attendants will be joined by a single contract. The five-year agreement includes double digit pay increases, enhanced job security provisions, maintains and improves healthcare, protects retirement, and increases flexibility.