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United Flight Attendants Protest Pension Termination

Date: July 6, 2005

Events to be held in San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC

CHICAGO - Flight attendants at United Airlines could strike at any moment as United, working with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) began the termination of their contractually-mandated defined benefit pension plan on June 30, 2005. Flight attendants will alert passengers on Thursday, July 7, through leafleting and picketing that the fight to preserve their defined benefit pension plan includes legal appeal, legislative action and, if necessary, the implementation of CHAOS™ strikes.

The events will be held at the following locations:

Boston Logan International Airport
Terminal C - outside United Ticket Counters
Time: 2 pm - 5 pm
Local Contact:  Adam Thomas, 617-869-9798

Los Angeles International Airport
Upper Level Terminal 7, Outside United Ticket Counters
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Local Contact:  Darren Shiroma, 310-428-1065

San Francisco International Airport
Upper Level Terminal 3, Outside United Ticket Counters
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (press statement at 12:00 pm, Door 1)
Local Contact:  Bro Maugh, 707-486-9565
 
Washington Dulles International Airport
Departure Level Outside United Ticket Counters
Time: 3:30 am - 5:30 pm
Local Contact:  Ellen Boone, 703-869-0730

AFA's trademarked CHAOS employs carefully targeted strikes as part of its strategy.  CHAOS stands for "Create Havoc Around Our System™ and has been successfully employed by AFA at a number of other airlines.  Actual strike targets are a closely-guarded secret.

75 Years of Safety & Service: 60 Years of Unity
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the flight attendant profession and the 60th anniversary of the Association of Flight Attendants.  More than 46,000 flight attendants, including the 20,000 at United, join together to form AFA-CWA, the world's largest flight attendant union. AFA is part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO. Visit us at http://www.unitedafa.org/.

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