AFA Files Application To Unify United and Continental Flight Attendants In One Union

NMB Ruling Would Trigger Union Election for 24,000 at New United Airlines

Chicago – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today asked the National Mediation Board (NMB) to declare that the United/Continental merger has created a single-carrier, triggering a union representation election for the combined Flight Attendant workforce. Over 15,000 United Flight Attendants already are represented by AFA.

 

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One Year Late United Airlines Contract Draws Worldwide Protest

Angry Flight Attendants, Pilots and Other Employees Picket Airports Around the World

Chicago – United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), are conducting a world-wide protest today in response to United Airlines management’s failure to negotiate a new Contract a year after it became amendable. Eight years and eight days ago, Flight Attendants took deep cuts in pay and then management destroyed their working conditions and cancelled their pensions. Those cuts should have concluded one year ago today when the Contract became amendable.

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New Flight Attendant Union Leadership Promotes Profession

Washington, DC – New leadership is taking charge at the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA). Elected last year at AFA’s annual convention, Veda Shook took office as AFA’s International President on January 1, while Sara Nelson took over as International Vice President, and Kevin Creighan entered his second full term as International Secretary-Treasurer.

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