Late United Airlines Contract Draws World-Wide Protest PR Newswire posted: 7 HOURS 24 MINUTES AGO Angry Flight Attendants Picket Airports Around the WorldMessage 1 of 1 , Jan 5, 2010View Source
Late United Airlines Contract Draws World-Wide ProtestPR Newswireposted: 7 HOURS 24 MINUTES AGOAngry Flight Attendants Picket Airports Around the WorldCHICAGO, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA-CWA), will conduct a world-wide protest over the failure of United Airlines management to negotiate a new contract on time. Over seven years ago flight attendants took deep cuts in pay and then management destroyed their working conditions and cancelled their pensions. Those cuts were scheduled to conclude January 7, 2010 as the Contract becomes amendable.Negotiations began early on April 6, 2009 as part of an agreement between the union and the company with the intention of having a new flight attendant contract in place by January 7, 2010. Flight attendants are working at 1994 wage levels in the year 2010 and working 48% more compared with 2002 schedules and staffing. When United exited bankruptcy CEO Glenn Tilton alone took a bonus that could have provided a 10% pay raise for all 15,000 flight attendants. AFA-CWA members are angry that management has not discussed the improvements envisioned, seeming only interested in delaying a new Contract for flight attendants.