AFA Continental Flight Attendants Reach a New Tentative Agreement with United

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) Continental Master Executive Council and United Continental Holdings, Inc. reached an industry leading tentative agreement on a contract extension covering 10,000 subsidiary Continental Flight Attendants.

Chicago, June 7, 2012 – The AFA Continental Master Executive Council has reached a tentative agreement with United Continental Holdings, Inc. covering 10,000 subsidiary Continental Flight Attendants. The agreement extends their industry leading contract for 28 months while providing the Flight Attendants additional economic and job security, benefits, flexibility, and growth.

The agreement is subject to approval by the union leadership and then ratification by the subsidiary Continental Flight Attendants. Upon successful ratification of the agreement, the Continental Master Executive Council will immediately begin working to bring the three United subsidiary AFA Flight Attendant groups under a single contract. 

“We are working to restore the career expectations of Flight Attendants through innovative and positive working relationships between labor and management – the policies of assured destruction are giving way to the reality that mutually assured success will lift and heal a battered workforce and industry,” states Continental MEC President Marcus Valentino.

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 over 65 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 at 21 airlines, including 10,000 professional Flight Attendants at the Continental subsidiary of the new United, come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit the AFA Continental Airlines Master Executive Council at

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