Flight Attendant Union Reaches Contract Terms With United Airlines

CHICAGO (June 24, 2016) - United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), and United Airlines today agreed to terms on a joint collective bargaining agreement for 25,000 Flight Attendants. The agreement was reached with oversight of National Mediation Board (NMB) Member Linda Puchala.

The parties will finalize language over the weekend and a tentative agreement is not final until approved by the directly elected leaders of the 25,000 Flight Attendants. The leaders will meet in special session on Monday and Tuesday next week.

AFA expressed appreciation for the assistance of NMB Member Linda Puchala and mediator Cathy McCann in working with the parties to reach agreement on terms for the joint contract.


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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