Flight Attendants at Continental Micronesia Reach Tentative Agreement
July 17, 2012
Washington, DC - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) at Continental Micronesia reached a tentative agreement today with United Continental Holdings, Inc., covering the carrier's over 275 Flight Attendants. The agreement extends the current contract to 2014 and provides improvements to job security, flexibility, and economic growth.
"This is a big step forward," said Suzanne Hendricks, AFA President at Continental Micronesia. "Our AFA negotiations team has worked diligently to reach an agreement that keeps in tact the items most important to Flight Attendants - while still including a pay raise and other benefits. Upon ratification, we look forward to moving into joint contract negotiations that will complete the epic merger of three carriers which will make us the largest airline in the world."
The agreement, approved by union leadership, now goes to the membership for ratification. Upon successful ratification of the agreement, AFA Continental Micronesia will immediately begin working to bring the three United subsidiary AFA Flight Attendant groups under a single contract.
The Association of Flight Attendants is the world's largest Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for over 65 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 21 airlines come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org.