WASHINGTON, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Flight Attendants throughout the U.S. aviation industry and supporters from across the country are picketing July 16th as the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) conducts a system-wide Day of Action to call on United Airlines to negotiate a fair contract for Flight Attendants in a time of record profits.
"United Airlines is cashing in with record breaking profits, which would be impossible without the hard work of United Flight Attendants," said AFA International President Sara Nelson. "Share price is through the roof and profits soar, but United underperforms against competitors as long as the merger remains incomplete. United needs to get this contract done and Flight Attendants need to share in the airline's success. It's our turn, and it's past time."
AFA represents the 24,000 Flight Attendants at United Airlines.
AFA invites media to RSVP and come out to your local airport. Visit http://ourcontract.org/day-of-action/july-16-2015/ for more information.
WHO: The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA)
WHEN: Thursday, July 16th
WHERE: Boston, BOS Terminal B at United ticket counter, 11 am-12:30 pm
Chicago, ORD Terminal 1 United Departures & United's World HQ, 12-1:30 pm
Cleveland, CLE, 6-9 am
Denver, DEN Level 6 West Side, 1-2:30 pm & United Training Center-Stapleton, 10-11:30 am
Frankfurt, FRA Terminal 1 Hall B, 10-11 am
Guam, GUM, 5-6 pm
Hong Kong, HKG, Departures Level 7, 8:45-10 am
Honolulu, HNL, Departure Level in front of United ticket lobby, 11 am-12:30 pm
Las Vegas, LAS Terminal 3 Level 2 Departures, 11 am-12 pm
London, LHR, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Los Angeles, LAX Terminal 7, 11 am-12:30 pm
Tokyo, NRT Terminal 1 Departures outside United ticket counter, 4:15-5:30 pm
New York, LGA Central Terminal B Departure Level outside United check-in, 11:30 am-1 pm
Newark, EWR Terminal Upper Doors 1 & 5, 12-1 pm
San Francisco, SFO Terminal 3 Departure Level, 10-11:30 am
Washington, DC, IAD Baggage Claim 7, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
RSVP: Contact Molly Sheerer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-550-5520
Twitter: Follow us @afa_cwa and use #FriendlyIsntFree
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 67 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 50,000 Flight Attendants 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)