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United Airlines and flight attendant union reaches tentative agreement

United Airlines cabin crew, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants, have reached a tentative agreement with the airline management today for 15,000 pre-merger United Flight Attendants.

The agreement was reached, whilst being overseen by the National Mediation Board (NMB) through expedited mediation with airline management.

“There can be no doubt that if it were not for the clear commitment of United Flight Attendants in supporting our elected leadership and negotiating committee, we would not have been able to achieve these results. Pending leadership approval, the United AFA members will carefully consider the tentative agreement for ratification.  Together, we will better our lives and our profession through our solidarity as we work towards improving our future. Next, we will achieve a Single Contract that is good for Flight Attendants, good for the company and unite us all,” said Greg Davidowitch, president of AFA at United Airlines.

The Agreement is now subject to approval by the United Master Executive Council (MEC), made up of the locally elected leaders from the 14 United Flight Attendants domiciles.  The MEC met in a special session yesterday, Sunday 8th January.  Until that time, full details of the Tentative Agreement were not be made public.  If approved by the MEC, the Tentative Agreement will be sent to the Membership for careful consideration and ratification.

The Association of Flight Attendants is the world’s largest cabin crew 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 23 airlines come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO.

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