WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) at Continental Micronesia today ratified a contract extension with United Continental Holdings, Inc., covering the carrier's over 275 Flight Attendants based in Guam. The agreement, which includes job security improvements as well as flexibility and economic growth, was approved by nearly 80 percent of Continental Micronesia Flight Attendants.
"This contract extension allows us to move forward with single contract negotiations while securing improvements that are important to Flight Attendants," said Suzanne Hendricks, AFA President at Continental Micronesia. "We look forward to advancing joint contract negotiations with United so that Flight Attendants from our three carriers are unified under the protections of a single agreement."
Last week, AFA negotiators from Continental Micronesia joined their union colleagues from Continental and United to prepare for upcoming joint negotiations which are scheduled to begin on August 27.
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.
SOURCE Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA)