United, AFA meet for mediated negotiations
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 – the priorities identified by AFA in its proposals on these subjects. We remain committed to reaching an industry leading joint agreement for flight attendants, and we believe our proposals will advance the negotiations materially. We look forward to productive and responsive proposals from AFA in the coming weeks.
We remain committed to reaching an industry leading joint agreement for flight attendants, and we believe our proposals will advance the negotiations materially.
The parties also reached tentative agreements on sections covering the commuter program and personnel files, as well as a letter of agreement regarding crew rest facilities on the 767-400.
In a separate matter, on January 13, 2016, several AFA Local Executive Councils disseminated false and defamatory allegations that United is "backing" or otherwise involved with the United Flight Attendant Association (UFAA). United has asked that AFA retract these communications. Please see the attached letter to AFA.