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United MEC Unanimously Adopts Resolution to Move Negotiations Forward

Date: September 7, 2023

On Wednesday, September 6th, the United MEC unanimously adopted a resolution that lays the foundation to move our Contract negotiations forward with a goal of reaching an agreement within months, not years. United Flight Attendants are unified and ready to do “Whatever It Takes” to get a Contract that recognizes our contributions to the success of United Airlines.


Resolution To Expedite Negotiations

WHEREAS, United Airlines Flight Attendants have saved the airline over and over again – through bankruptcy, consolidation, and a pandemic that created a crisis exponentially larger than all other crises combined in the 100 year history of aviation; and,

WHEREAS, never have we seen such a chaotic, ill-equipped, and entirely unsustainable operation over the summer of 2023 after clearly identifying the problems and solutions needed following operational meltdowns a year earlier; and,

WHEREAS, rather than excuses, we need solutions and an industry-leading contract that honors all of our time on the job in addition to more rest and flexibility that Flight Attendants control to do our jobs safely and enjoy a better quality of life; and,

WHEREAS, United management has had ample time and opportunity to address issues raised by Flight Attendants through contract negotiations and regular discussions over operational issues; and,

WHEREAS, time is up for United to make good on “good leads the way" with the contract improvements we have earned.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the AFA-CWA United Master Executive Council calls on United management to immediately engage in discussions for a protocol on expedited negotiations with the goal of achieving a contract that Flight Attendants can ratify within the coming months, not years; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, our union is prepared to press forward on these negotiations for near-term resolution and will redouble efforts to back up our Negotiating Committee with action, creative pressure tactics, federal mediation, and, if necessary, a strike vote and CHAOS™ preparations.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, United Flight Attendants are unified and ready to do “Whatever It Takes”.

Adopted unanimously on September 6, 2023.

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