United Airlines has announced further progress in the company’s work to fully integrate the United and Continental work groups.
Yesterday afternoon flight attendants represented by the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) ratified a new labour agreement with the company.
“We are pleased our United flight attendants ratified this agreement, and will now start joint negotiations to develop a contract to bring all of our flight attendants together,” said Sam Risoli, senior vice president of Inflight for United.
“We have a lot of work ahead of us and look forward to productive discussions with the AFA.”
The new agreement covers approximately 15,000 United flight attendants at the company’s United Airlines subsidiary located throughout the United States and several international bases.
The company and the AFA will soon commence negotiations for a joint collective bargaining agreement for flight attendants at United, Continental and Continental Micronesia.
Continental flight attendants ratified their collective bargaining agreement in February 2011.
In addition, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Master Executive Councils for both United and Continental yesterday ratified an extension of the Transition and Process Agreement reached with the company.
The agreement contains modifications of the initial agreement which facilitate the conclusion of joint collective bargaining negotiations.