United Airlines Flight Attendants Warn Flying Public of Possible Strikes
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.