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United Flight Attendants Eager to Build World’s Premier Airline

Date: October 1, 2010

Chicago – Representing 16,000 United Airlines flight attendants, Greg Davidowitch, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA-CWA) at United Airlines, issued the following statement on the close of the merger transaction between Continental and United airlines:

“United Airlines flight attendants are eager to join with Continental flight attendants as we take part in building the world’s premier airline. We welcome Jeff Smisek as our new CEO and we look forward a collaborative relationship with all of United’s new management to make our airline the best place to work and the best place to fly.  The opportunities for United Airlines and all of its constituents – workers, passengers and shareholders – are great.”

More than 55,000 flight attendants, including the 16,000 flight attendants at United, join together to form AFA, 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 www.unitedafa.org.


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