Stand with United Flight Attendants on July 16th!
United Airlines flight attendants will be picketing the airline on July 16th to demand a contract after years of delays and stalling tactics by United’s management. Flight attendants from other airlines are encouraged to show support for United’s flight attendants as they work to halt a trend in airline labor negotiations that forces workers to endure outdated contracts agreed to before airlines began enjoying the highest profits in their history.
United Pilots to Join Day of Action
ALPA, which represents the pilots at United, is urging their pilots to join flight attendants on the picket lines.
The following message was sent to pilots from ALPA Strategic Planning & Strike Preparedness Captain Pieter Velzeboer:
“The Flight Attendants are part of our crew and part of our team; and they rate the dignity and respect a quality contract reflects. I ask you to support them and join them in their Day of Action. If you have the day off, join them. If you are working and have the ability to do a few circles in their walks, please do (just remember to remain cognizant of your duty limitations). They will appreciate whatever action you take to support their Action.
Another way to show our solidarity with our fellow union employees is to wear something red, the new color of the AFA pin unanimously adopted by the CAL, CMI, and UAL AFA MECs that recognizes Flight Attendants’ integral role in the success of United Airlines.
We have an opportunity to show our unity and our resolve: to show that we are one – one group, one airline. Like strands of fiber that are wound together to make a rope, we come together to make an airline that is stronger than its individual strands.”
Flight Attendants from Other Airlines Invited to Picket #TogetherWeFly
Flight attendants from other airlines are encouraged to show their support by wearing their uniforms and/or something red. Any amount of time or support you are able to devote will not only be appreciated by United flight attendants but also demonstrate the collective strength and solidarity that exists in the profession. When United flight attendants finally achieve the contract they deserve, it will benefit flight attendants throughout the industry.
Here are the July 16th, 2015 details from the AFA website:
Day of Action Events
- Please wear your uniform
- Put on your Red AFA pin.
- Members should not be speaking to the press. Only the designated spokesperson for your location has authorization. Media can be directed to [email protected] or 202-550-5520.
|City||Location||Picket Time||Picket Details|
|Boston||Boston Logan International Airport||11am-12:30pm||BOS Terminal B in front of UAL ticket counter|
|Chicago||Chicago Downtown – Willis Tower||12pm-1:30pm||RSVP at 1-844-232-2228|
|Chicago||Chicago O’Hare Airport – Terminal 1||12pm-1:30pm||RSVP at 1-844-232-2228|
|Chicago||Chicago O’Hare Airport||9am-2pm||Red AFA Pin Meet and Greet in the crew lounge|
|Cleveland||Cleveland International Airport||6am-9am||Red AFA Pin Meet and Greet in the crew lounge|
|Denver||DENTK||10am-11:30am||Meet in the parking lot of the shopping center across the street from DENTK|
|Denver||Denver International Airport||1pm-2:30pm||Meet at Level 6 West Side, outside UAL door|
|Frankfurt||Frankfurt International Airport – Germany||10am-11am||Terminal 1, Hall B – Meet at the M Bar at the bottom of escalators leading to the base at 9am.|
|Guam||Guam International Airport||5pm-6pm||Meet at Ben & Yan foodcourt on 2nd Level of airport at 4pm – walking to picketing location at 4:45|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong International Airport||8:45am-10am||HKG Departure Level 7, Drop Point Zone 3|
|Honolulu||Honolulu International Airport||11am-12:30pm||Departure Level in front of the United ticket lobby|
|Houston||Houston Intercontinental Airport||8am-1pm||Council 42 Office between Terminals C&E across from Subway – Refreshments Provided|
|Las Vegas||Las Vegas International Airport||11am-12pm||Terminal 3, Lower Level 1, outside baggage claim|
|London||London Heathrow International Airport||11:30am-12:30pm||We have a Secret Plan, Please contact a Local Officer for more information. Meet at the bottom of the escalators, close to the smoking section at 11:30am|
|Los Angeles||Los Angeles International Airport||11am-12:30pm||LAX Terminal 7|
|Narita||Narita International Airport – Japan||4:15pm-5:30pm||Terminal 1, Departure Level, Outside United Ticket Counter|
|New York||New York LaGuardia Airport||11:30am-1pm||Central Terminal B – Departure Level – Outside United check-in area|
|Newark||Newark International Airport||12pm-1pm||Newark International Terminal Upper Doors 1 & 5|
|San Francisco||San Francisco International Airport||10am-11:30am||Departure Level – United Terminal 3, Meet in front of Terminal – Briefing 9:30am|
|Washington DC||Washington Dulles International Airport||11:30am-12:30pm||Picket Details:|
Brief at 11:00
Meet by Baggage Claim 7
** For those who will be in Chicago
In Chicago picketing will take place both at the airport and in front of United Headquarters at Willis Tower. AFA will have busses available to transport Flight Attendants and our supporters from O’Hare and Rosemont to Willis Tower and back.
Bus Departs O’Hare/Rosemont at11:30 am
Bus Arrives O’Hare/Rosemont by 2:30 pm
NOTE: We need to know how many seats are needed on the bus!
Reserve your seat on the bus. Call 844-AFA2ACT [844-232-2228] to leave a message with your return phone number and email. Let us know you want a seat on the bus for picketing at Willis Tower. Be sure to state whether you prefer to get on the bus at O’Hare Terminal 1 or near the AFA MEC office in Rosemont where there is also free parking.
We will follow up with more details once you’ve reserved your seat on the bus.