FAs At New UAL Unify In World's Largest Flight Attendant Union | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 08.24.15

Airborne 08.25.15

Airborne 08.26.15

Airborne 08.27.15

Airborne 08.28.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 08.24.15

Airborne 08.25.15

Airborne 08.26.15

Airborne 08.27.15

Airborne 08.28.15

EAA/ANN AirVenture Innovation Preview

AIP-#1 Vimeo

AIP-#2 Vimeo

AIP-Part 1 YouTube

AIP-Part 2 YouTube

Fri, Jul 01, 2011

FAs At New UAL Unify In World's Largest Flight Attendant Union

AFA Elected To Represent Nearly 25,000 Flight Attendants

Flight Attendants from United, Continental and Continental Micronesia airlines on Wednesday elected the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) to be their union at the new United. The merger brings new opportunities and the conclusion of this election sets the stage for Flight Attendants to unify and become full participants in the benefits of the merger.

"United Airlines Flight Attendants built our profession starting with the first union contract 65 years ago and they will once again lead the industry," said Veda Shook, AFA International President ."This election is an historic moment for AFA and our profession. As we welcome our colleagues from Continental and Continental Micronesia, our combined strength is greater than ever and we are poised to make significant strides for Flight Attendants and their families."

"United Flight Attendants are energized and ready for our future," stated Greg Davidowitch, AFA president at United Airlines ."We will negotiate for the priorities set by today's Flight Attendant as we maximize our leverage to set the highest standards at the world's leading airline .Flight Attendants are dedicated to ensuring a successful merger and fully participating in its benefits."

"Our profession is unique and I am proud to become a member of the union that is responsible for shaping the career I love," said Frank Brown, Continental Flight Attendant. "From this moment forward, we are no longer Flight Attendants from different unions, we are Flight Attendants in AFA, the Flight Attendant's union .There is no limit to what we can accomplish by standing together."

AFA was elected with 55.1% of the vote .While waiting for the election results to be certified by the NMB, AFA has initiated transition plans for representing Continental and Continental Micronesia Flight Attendants .A temporary representation structure for Continental and Continental Micronesia Flight Attendants will be put in place as AFA immediately initiates the process for membership election of union officers.

"All of us in CWA are proud of the work done by thousands of Flight Attendant mobilizers and other CWA sisters and brothers who worked tirelessly to build unity at this difficult and critical time," said Larry Cohen, Communications Workers of America (CWA) President. "Now we must focus on collective bargaining and helping Flight Attendants fight for a contract that moves toward restoring the living standards that were ripped away in bankruptcy .United is strong, and Flight Attendants and other workers need to share in that success."

"This election showcased how Flight Attendants maintain and advance our profession through activism in our union." stated Sara Nelson, AFA International Vice President. "It is an exciting day as we welcome Continental and Continental Micronesia Flight Attendants and look forward to the extraordinary contributions they are bound to make. Together we are the strong voice for our profession."

FMI: www.afacwa.org

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 08.28.15: 'Big' Bezos Announcement?, MA Aero-Taxes, Harrison Ford

Also: Barnstorming: The FAA v Hoover Fight Ain’t Over, Hail-Damaged Dreamliner, UAV Shooter Charged, NASA Global Hawk, MiG-21 Lancers, ICAO Manual Blue Origin founder and Ama>[...]

RFP: ANN Considering Future Options For HQ Relocation

A Very Bright Future For ANN, Aero-TV, and Airborne May Require Some New Digs ANN may be looking for a new home... hopefully, a permanent one. We're currently inviting proposals fo>[...]

Airborne 08.28.15: 'Big' Bezos Announcement?, MA Aero-Taxes, Harrison Ford

Also: Barnstorming: The FAA v Hoover Fight Ain’t Over, Hail-Damaged Dreamliner, UAV Shooter Charged, NASA Global Hawk, MiG-21 Lancers, ICAO Manual Blue Origin founder and Ama>[...]

CAP Named To Air Force 'Total Force Team'

Revision Signed By The Air Force Chief Of Staff Gen Mark A. Welsh announced today the official recognition of the Civil Air Patrol as the fourth member of the Air Force Total Force>[...]

Airborne 08.27.15: Golden Wings Flying Museum, AUVSI v CA, FAA Delays Pilot DB

Also: Join The API!, ATC Goofs... Badly, Shuttle Water Tanks, Herlong Rebrands FBO, Gogo's Next Generation, China A/C Demand, Chatham MA RFP You won’t see us run very many fo>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC