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Flight Attendant Union Mitigates Involuntary Furloughs at United Airlines


AFA International President Veda Shook, United MEC President Greg Davidowitch and Continental MEC President Marcus Valentino negotiated a staffing Side Letter of Agreement with United management this week. The agreement provides United Flight Attendants, who would otherwise be involuntarily furloughed, with more voluntary options as well as the ability for to “cross over” to employment at Continental Airlines. It also keeps the focus on joint contract negotiations with the backing of a unified Flight Attendant work group.

Flight Attendant Union Mitigates Involuntary Furloughs at United Airlines

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing over 25,000 Flight Attendants at United Airlines, today announced an agreement with United management that averts involuntary furloughs at the world’s leading airline through improved voluntary options. The mutual agreement between AFA and management also provides employment for Flight Attendants originally slated to lose their jobs by offering an enhanced crossover agreement to pre-merger Continental Airlines.

United Airlines Flight Attendants Offer Solutions To United's Staffing Problem

Washington, DC – United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), affirms our resolve to collaboratively work with the company and prevent the company from following through on their plan to furlough nearly 700 Flight Attendants.  This afternoon, AFA United Master Executive Council President Greg Davidowitch again pressed the need for collaborative and cooperative solutions, and proposed a package of measures designed to put an end to their plan to involuntarily furlough flight attendants.

United Airlines Flight Attendants Subject To Involuntary Furlough

Management Fails to Recognize Legally Binding Contractual Involuntary Furlough Protection

Washington, DC – United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today calls on management to work collaboratively to find solutions and prevent any involuntary job loss.  After weeks of discussion and tireless work on behalf of the union, today United management has stated they will involuntary furlough some of our most junior members. Greg Davidowitch, president of the United Master Executive Council issued the following statement:
“At the very basic level, today’s announcement is a failure by management to recognize protections of our contract.  Despite our recommendations to pursue options that would mitigate the company’s staffing overage, management declined to do the right thing and make the right choice for our airline’s success.

United Flight Attendants Join Teamsters In Support Of Contract To Move Our Company Forward

Chicago, IL – Greg Davidowitch, United Master Executive Council President, Marcus Valentino, Continental Master Executive Council President and Suzanne Hendricks, Continental Micronesia Master Executive Council President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA at United Airlines (AFA), representing 25,000 United Flight Attendants, today issued the following joint statement of support for the Mechanics at United Airlines following the collapse of Contract negotiations with the Teamsters:

“Management has made promises to the employees of United Airlines and they need to deliver on those commitments by completing post-merger joint contracts.  Mechanics, like United Flight Attendants, are resolved to achieve a contract based on the terms employees expect.  If United is to be the best airline, it requires recognition of its most valuable asset, the employees upon whom our airline’s success has been built.  An industry-leading airline requires employees who are supported by industry leading contracts.

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