For Immediate Release: July 13, 2012
Contact: Corey Caldwell, 202-434 0586
AFA Continental Flight Attendants Ratify a New Tentative Agreement with United
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) Continental Master Executive Council and United Continental Holdings, Inc. Ratify an Industry Leading Tentative Agreement on a Contract Extension Covering 10,000 Subsidiary Continental Flight Attendants.
Chicago – The AFA Continental Master Executive Council (MEC) announced today the successful ratification of a contract extension 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 Continental Master Executive Council will immediately begin working to bring the three United subsidiary AFA Flight Attendant groups under a single contract.
“The ratification of this contract extension is the direct result of positive and innovative labor relations - where labor’s vital contribution to the operation and the bottom line is recognized,” 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 us at www.calafa.org.