Flight Attendants


United Flight attendants are represented by the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA). A joint collective bargaining agreement was ratified in August 2016 and will extend through August 12, 2021 with the ability to begin negotiations 270 days prior.

Most recent updates

  • United Airlines flight attendants ratify joint contract

    The flight attendants at United Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today ratified a contract covering 25,000 flight attendants.

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  • AFA MEC approves tentative agreement for United flight attendants

    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 forward for ratification by flight attendants.

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  • United And AFA Reach Agreement For Flight Attendants

    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.

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  • Dates set for flight attendant negotiations

    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 has directed the two parties to meet in Chicago the week of June 13. We remain committed to bringing this negotiation to a successful close.

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  • Flight Attendant Negotiations Update

    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 the process of scheduling an additional mediation session with both parties. We expect this will take place very soon, and we will share the dates with our flight attendants as soon as they are set. We appreciate the work of both negotiating teams and the NMB to bring this to closure.

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