United Flight Attendants Picket for Industry-Leading Contract

Washington, D.C. (April 20, 2016) — United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), will protest at six major airports across the country on Thursday, April 21, as they press for the industry-leading contract expected in the midst of record profits.

“It is well past time that Flight Attendants and passengers share in the benefits of a fully integrated airline,” said AFA presidents Ken Diaz (pre-merger United), Randy Hatfield (pre-merger Continental) and Kathleen Domondon (pre-merger Continental Micronesia). “A contract for Flight Attendants is critical for completion of the merger and long-term success of the airline. We are united in our commitment to achieve a new standard for our careers as we share in the profits we help create. Share price doesn't save lives. Flight Attendants do.”

An intense series of mediation sessions are scheduled over the next month. Flight Attendants expect a "Contract Now!"

April 21 Picket Details

*all times local

  • Chicago (ORD) — Terminal 1 Upper Level Door, 1G, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Honolulu (HNL) — Outside United Departures, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.        
  • Los Angeles (LAX) — Terminal 7 Departures, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Newark (EWR) — Terminal C Upper Level Door 5, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • San Francisco (SFO) — Departure Level, United Terminal 3, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Washington, D.C. (IAD) — Departure Level, Outside United Ticket Counters, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.


The Association of Flight Attendants is the world’s largest Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 70 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org.

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