Flight Attendants at United Airlines Ratify Contract

By Paul Riegler on 12 August 2016
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DSC_0295For the first time since its merger with Continental Airlines six years ago, all United Airlines flight attendants will be working under a single contract.

United Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA announced that the Chicago-based airline’s flight attendants ratified the new contract on Friday.

Over 90% of eligible flight attendants participated in the vote and 53% voted in favor of ratification of the agreement, which was reached on June 24, 2016.

“The contract provides immediate economic gains, sets a new industry standard and ensures Flight Attendants can achieve the benefits of a fully integrated airline,” said Sara Nelson, the union’s president, in a statement.

The agreement calls for double-digit pay increases and profit-sharing plans as well as the continuation of a flight attendant-specific health care plan with new medical plan options. It also provides improved retirement plans.

United and Continental merged in 2010. Flight attendants from both airlines, however, continued to work separately, as if the two airlines had not merged due to the lack of a joint contract.

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