|Inside this issue:||July 16 Day of Action (edited) |
The JNC is unanimous in calling on all Flight Attendants to demonstrate our solidarity. On July 16th, across the system, we will conduct a system-wide Day of Action. We will stand shoulder-to-shoulder for a joint Contract that recognizes and respects what each of us brought to this merger and the hard work all of us do for United Airlines today.
Our airline's future depends on completing this merger. Even though United has clearly benefited from the airline industry's consolidation, UAL total stock value lags other large network carriers by 50% or more due to its weak operational performance when compared to American and Delta. The media and business press have repeatedly raised concerns about United's operational problems. At the core of United's problems is the failure to finalize our Contract and realize the full potential of this merger.
Make no mistake; United can afford a Flight Attendant Contract that values our contributions to the success of this airline. The problem is not the ability to pay; it is the willingness to pay. Management at United Airlines has been hearing from the JNC for three years, they need to hear from you too.
Plan now to join our Day of Action on July 16. Every United Flight Attendant can send a powerful message to United management: We are united in our resolve to reach a fair Contract, and Flight Attendants are not going to pay for this merger.
On July 16 we will be picketing at Terminal 3 Departure level at the center island in front of United Airlines ticket counters. The demonstration will be from 11am-12pm. For more information please contact Marsha Mansell @ 702-401-6409 cell or Kim Wells @ 702-376-4246 cell.. Please make sure you are wearing your uniform and have your AFA pin. Also, please call Marsha or Kim to let them know you are planning on attending so they can have an idea of the amount of people that are showing up for the event.
It does not matter whether we come from pre-merger CAL, CMI or UAL. It does not matter if we are based in Newark, Chicago, Hong Kong, Guam or anywhere else; we must all be recognized for our contributions to United Airlines' success.