United Flight Attendants to Picket Hometown Airport February 18

Washington, D.C. (February 16, 2016) — United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, will picket at Chicago O’Hare International Airport February 18 in support of concluding contract negotiations.

"We are united in our commitment to achieve a new standard for our careers as we share in the profits we help create," said AFA International President Sara Nelson. "It’s time to complete this merger. Passengers flying United suffer under the inefficiency of its fractured three-part operation. It’s time to move forward as one with a joint contract for Flight Attendants.”

AFA represents the 24,000 Flight Attendants at United Airlines. The protest will include Flight Attendants from all U.S. airlines, the Air Line Pilots Association, passengers and many other unions.

AFA invites media to RSVP and come out to Chicago. Visit OurContract.org for more information.

WHO:     The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA)

WHEN:   Thursday, February 18, 2pm CT                  

WHERE: Chicago (ORD) Terminal 1, United Departures

RSVP:    Contact Taylor Garland, tgarland@afacwa.org, 202-550-5520

Twitter:   Follow us @afa_cwa.

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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 50,000 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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