Flight Attendant Union Leaders Approve Tentative Agreement with United Airlines

CHICAGO (June 29, 2016) - The leaders of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing United Airlines Flight Attendants, Tuesday night unanimously approved the tentative agreement for a joint collective bargaining agreement covering 25,000 Flight Attendants.

All of the elected leaders and negotiating committee signed a letter to members stating: "We stand behind the Tentative Agreement and unanimously approved submitting it to AFA members for ratification. With your approval, our Flight Attendant contract will set new industry standards that push our careers forward as United Airlines seeks to restore our premiere status in the industry."

A few details of the agreement were released with the letter including pay rates topping American, profit sharing, preserved and expanded healthcare plans, maintained and improved retirement plans and preserved job security.

Additional details will be posted later this week along with a ratification schedule.


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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