Flight Attendants: Negotiations updates

August 2016

  • August 12, 2016

    The flight attendants at United Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today ratified a contract covering 25,000 flight attendants. Over 90 percent participated in the vote with 53 percent voting to ratify the agreement. This agreement was...
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June 2016

  • June 28, 2016

    The Association of Flight Attendants informed us today that their Master Executive Council has approved the terms of the joint collective bargaining agreement that United and the union announced on Friday, June 24. The tentative agreement will now be put...
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  • June 24, 2016

    United and the Association of Flight Attendants announced today that they have reached an agreement on terms of a joint contract that would bring the airline’s more than 25,000 flight attendants together into a single work group. The agreement is...
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  • June 6, 2016

    As a follow-up to Saturday’s negotiation update, National Mediation Board (NMB) member Linda Puchala will oversee a mediation session with United and the Association of Flight Attendants the week of June 20th in Chicago. Ahead of that session, the NMB...
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  • June 4, 2016

    United and the Association of Flight Attendants met in Reston, VA, this week for joint contract negotiations under the supervision of the National Mediation Board. We are at an important stage in the negotiations process, and the NMB is in...
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May 2016

  • May 20, 2016

    On Friday, United and the Association of Flight Attendants completed a week of negotiations in Reston, Virginia. The company and the union spent the week seeking to resolve outstanding core issues related to scheduling, with the assistance of two National...
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April 2016

  • April 29, 2016

    United and AFA continued NMB-supervised contract negotiations from April 21 through April 29 in Chicago. As previously planned, AFA presented a seven-page comprehensive proposal on Thursday, April 21. The company was pleased to receive the first compensation proposal from the...
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January 2016

  • January 14, 2016

    United and AFA representatives met for NMB-mediated negotiations this week. United presented AFA with proposals covering minimum pay and credit, hours of service, contractual legalities, reserve and scheduling. Our proposals recognize and accept – to the degree practical and possible...
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October 2015

  • October 15, 2015

    We are pleased to announce that United and the Association of Flight Attendants have reached agreement to provide for the participation of S-CO and S-CMI flight attendants in the 2015 Profit Sharing Program. “This announcement is tangible proof that when...
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September 2015

  • September 2, 2015

    The National Mediation Board sets schedule for flight attendant contract mediation. Read the document....
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August 2015

  • August 21, 2015

    United today sent a letter to the AFA. Click here to read....
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  • August 19, 2015

    Earlier this week, United met with AFA to discuss the path forward to reach a joint agreement for flight attendants. Recognizing that it’s important to both flight attendants and the company to reach a joint deal promptly, we shared with...
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  • August 19, 2015

    Yesterday, we offered AFA a proposal to try to accelerate negotiations and give you an opportunity to vote on an industry-leading joint contract before the end of the year. Our proposal called for resuming negotiations on September 1 and using...
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July 2015

  • July 29, 2015

    This week, we’ll answer a few of the questions we received from flight attendants in response to last week’s communications: Is it true that United negotiators didn't attend the last day of negotiations? This is not true. The company’s entire...
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  • July 28, 2015

    Jeff Wall Vice President Labor Relations VIA EMAIL July 28, 2015 Suzanne Hendricks President, Continental Micronesia Master Executive Council Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO 16 Margarita Street Yona, Guam 96914 Marcus N. Valentino President, Continental Master Executive Council Association of...
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  • July 24, 2015

    Inflight Services SVP Sam Risoli recorded a video message to United flight attendants. Click below to watch....
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  • July 23, 2015

    United and AFA will not reach a tentative joint agreement by today’s July 23 target date. This outcome is unfortunate for everyone. We recognize the issues are difficult, but that’s true of every contract negotiation. There is a path to...
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  • July 23, 2015

    As we’ve anticipated for the last few weeks, United and AFA concluded this round of negotiations today without reaching agreement on a joint contract for flight attendants. While I’m disappointed that we didn’t reach agreement by today, I also...
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  • July 17, 2015

    I want to start off this week’s message by thanking you for your work, patience and professionalism. This has been a particularly tough six-week period, and you’ve responded with consummate professionalism that makes me proud to be a part...
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  • July 15, 2015

    United provides comprehensive economic framework for a joint agreement AFA so far unwilling to adopt terms accepted by other work groups Flight attendants have responded enthusiastically to United’s recent negotiations updates. Common sentiments include “we appreciate the information,” “thanks...
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  • July 10, 2015

    Target date for completion of tentative agreement approaching United and AFA move negotiations to Washington, DC AFA claims parties remain “far apart” on economic framework for a joint agreement Negotiators for United and AFA met this week in Chicago...
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  • July 10, 2015

    Contract negotiations continue to be at the forefront of your concerns. I’ve received a lot of correspondence this week, largely in response to my statement that United agrees to match the American Airlines (AA)-APFA flight attendant contract. You’ve made...
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  • July 2, 2015

    I’ve received a number of emails over the past few weeks from flight attendants commenting on summer operations and the state of contract negotiations. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share their thoughts. I appreciate...
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June 2015

  • June 26, 2015

    Letter to Flight Attendants from Senior Vice President of Inflight Services Sam Risoli. SamUpdate062615.pdf...
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  • June 12, 2015

    Letter to Flight Attendants from Senior Vice President of Inflight Services Sam Risoli. SamUpdate06122015.pdf...
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  • June 5, 2015

    Letter to Flight Attendants from Senior Vice President of Inflight Services Sam Risoli. SamUpdate06052015.pdf...
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January 2015

  • January 23, 2015

    United and AFA completed two weeks of negotiations on January 23, 2015. Using a slightly modified facilitated problem-solving process, the parties were able to expedite agreements on several complete sections of a tentative agreement, as well as accelerate our progress...
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July 2014

  • July 25, 2014

    Negotiations with the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) are continuing as we work toward reaching a joint collective bargaining agreement. This week, representatives of United and the AFA met in Denver for joint training on the National Mediation Board (NMB)...
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June 2014

  • June 27, 2014

    United and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) met with representatives from the National Mediation Board (NMB) in Denver this week to discuss the “facilitated problem solving” negotiation process we recently announced. With the NMB’s assistance, we crafted and signed...
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February 2014

  • February 7, 2014

    Click the link below for an update. United + AFA letter.pdf...
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January 2014

  • January 24, 2014

    Click the link below for an update. Wall-to-Davidowitch-1-24-14.pdf...
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  • January 22, 2014

    Letter to Flight Attendants from Senior Vice President of Inflight Services Sam Risoli. Sams_Update_01222014.pdf...
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December 2013

  • December 30, 2013

    Click the link below for an update. United Labor Relations December 2013 Edition 5.pdf...
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August 2013

  • August 8, 2013

    Click the link below for a co-worker message from United Labor Relations. United Labor Relations - August 2013 - Edition 3.pdf...
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July 2013

  • July 3, 2013

    Click the link below for a co-worker message from United Labor Relations. United Labor Relations - June 2013 - Edition 2.pdf...
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May 2013

  • May 15, 2013

    Click the link below for a co-worker message from United Labor Relations. United Labor Relations - May 2013 - Edition 1.pdf...
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April 2013

  • April 26, 2013

    United and AFA are currently in negotiations for a joint collective bargaining agreement (JCBA) to cover a single, integrated flight attendant work group. The Company and Union began direct negotiations in December 2012 and have met for four full weeks...
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February 2013

  • February 13, 2013

    United and AFA are currently in negotiations for a joint collective bargaining agreement (JCBA) to cover a single, integrated flight attendant work group. The Company and Union Negotiating Committees met in December 2012 and January 2013, most recently in Los...
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August 2012

  • August 28, 2012

    Negotiations for a joint collective bargaining agreement to cover a single, integrated flight attendant work group began with an introductory meeting between United management and AFA on August 27, 2012. The parties will agree to a negotiation protocol and schedule...
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  • August 9, 2012

    Negotiations for a joint collective bargaining agreement to cover a single, integrated flight attendant work group will begin on August 27....
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July 2012

  • July 13, 2012

    United Airlines today announced that flight attendants from the Continental subsidiary, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), ratified a new labor agreement. “We are pleased that we were able to reach an agreement and flight attendants from our...
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June 2012

  • June 29, 2012

    Results of the ratification vote for extension of the subsidiary Continental flight attendant collective agreement are expected on July 13. Contract negotiations with subsidiary Continental Micronesia flight attendants took place on June 28 and 29 in Chicago. The parties are...
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  • June 8, 2012

    We reached a tentative agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) covering subsidiary Continental flight attendants, almost three months ahead of the amendable date. This agreement extends the current collective bargaining agreement for a term of 28 months beyond...
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May 2012

  • May 4, 2012

    All flight attendants at the United, Continental and Continental Micronesia subsidiaries are represented by the Association of Flight Attendants - CWA (AFA). On February 28, we announced a new, ratified labor agreement with the s-UA flight attendants. Improvements to flight...
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March 2012

  • March 8, 2012

    On February 28, we announced a new labor agreement with subsidiary United flight attendants represented by the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA). The Company and the AFA will now start joint negotiations to develop a contract to bring all of...
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February 2012

  • February 28, 2012

    United Airlines today announced further progress in the company’s work to fully integrate the United and Continental work groups. This afternoon flight attendants represented by the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) ratified a new labor agreement with the company. “We...
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January 2012

  • January 20, 2012

    Flight attendant voting on Tentative Agreement concludes on Feb. 28, 2012....
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  • January 13, 2012

    The MEC of the AFA approved a tentative agreement that was reached on Jan. 7 between AFA and United for a flight attendants’ contract. The MEC is recommending the tentative agreement to UA flight attendants for their consideration and ratification....
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  • January 9, 2012

    United Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) today announced that the United Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) informed UAL that the MEC has approved...
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  • January 9, 2012

    NMB Investigation Doesn’t Impact Tentative Agreement with United Flight Attendants The National Mediation Board (NMB) legal department today notified the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), the International Association of Machinists (IAM) and the company that it will conduct an investigation...
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  • January 8, 2012

    United Reaches Tentative Agreement with AFA for United Flight Attendants We reached a tentative agreement on Saturday with the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) on a labor contract for United flight attendants. The tentative agreement is subject to approval by...
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  • January 3, 2012

    Expedited negotiations with the AFA for a contract for United flight attendants are ongoing and scheduled to conclude on Friday, January 6....
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October 2011

  • October 18, 2011

    United and AFA engaged in the first week of expedited bargaining Oct. 10-14 in Washington, D.C. The parties have agreed to a process that limits their respective proposals to 12 major issues each, and provides for an aggressive schedule of...
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September 2011

  • September 7, 2011

    On Aug. 23-25, the Company and Union Negotiating Committees met in Chicago, along with NMB mediator John Livingood. During negotiation sessions last month and in previous months, the parties have explored a system to allow reserves to indicate preferences for...
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  • September 2, 2011

    The Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) and United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) announced today that they have agreed on a new expedited mediation process modeled on the National Mediation Board’s Expedited Mediation Program. The company and the AFA will...
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August 2011

  • August 1, 2011

    United and AFA negotiators met in Chicago with National Mediation Board (NMB) mediator John Livingood on July 19-21. The discussions focused on reserve scheduling, Section 10 of our contract. United and AFA negotiators have engaged in a constructive exchange of...
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June 2011

  • June 29, 2011

    The National Mediation Board today announced the results of the representation election for United flight attendants. The Association of Flight Attendants received 11,942 votes and the International Association of Machinists received 9,745 votes. This is another important step forward in...
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