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Association of Flight Attendants-CWA United Master Executive Council

Collective Bargaining Agreement


First Right of Hire

October 2, 1997

Mr. Kevin D. Lum, President

UAL/AFA Master Executive Council

Association of Flight Attendants

6400 Shafer Court, Suite 250

Rosemont, IL 60018


Dear Mr. Lum:

In discussions leading to the 1996-2001 and 2001-2006 Flight Attendant Agreement, the Company and the Association mutually agreed to the following:

Subject to other legal obligations, the Company will make reasonable efforts to fill Flight Attendant vacancies with those individuals who satisfy United’s hiring standards, who have previously worked for carriers, represented by the AFA, and who are no longer working for those carriers for economic reasons such as lay-offs or the shutdown of that carrier.



/s/ Sara Fields                 

Sara Fields

Senior Vice President

Onboard Service