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United Airlines Flight Attendants Warn Flying Public of Possible Strikes

Date: May 1, 2001

WASHINGTON–United Airlines flight attendants will demonstrate in 10 major cities across the country on Tuesday, May 1. The demonstrations will include leafleting, picketing and CHAOS™ T-shirt walkabouts, where flight attendants in bright green CHAOS™ shirts will march through the airports and city streets to warn of possible strikes at the airline.

The cities and activities include:

  • Boston—Walkabout, Logan Airport, 5-7 p.m.
  • Chicago—ACTION, O’Hare Airport, Terminal 1, Doors 6 & 7 upper level, 9-11 a.m.
  • Denver—Picketing, United’s downtown ticket office, Brown Palace Hotel, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Honolulu—Leafleting, Honolulu Airport, United check-in, Upper-level, 7-11:30 a.m.
  • Las Vegas—Walkabout, McCarran Airport, 11 a.m.-noon.
  • Los Angeles—ACTION, Los Angeles Airport, Terminal 7, Upper level, 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Miami—Walkabout, Miami Airport, 8-10:30 p.m.
  • San Francisco—Walkabout, San Francisco Airport, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Seattle—Picket & leafleting, United’s downtown ticket office, 1303 4th Ave., 11a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Washington, DC—Walkabout, Dulles Airport, 3-5 p.m.

The flight attendants are moving forward with their strike plan, which was authorized by a 97 percent vote “FOR” a strike, should United unilaterally change the flight attendant contract by going forward with the proposed purchase of US Airways, without first getting an agreement on a waiver to the flight attendant contract.

The 26,000 United Airlines flight attendants are joined together in AFA, the world's largest flight attendant union. Visit us @ www.afanet.org.

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