Support United Flight Attendants on July 16th

Support United Flight Attendants on July 16th

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for United’s flight attendants as they work to halt a trend in airline labor negotiations that forces workers to endure outdated contracts agreed to before airlines began enjoying the highest profits in their history.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.
CityLocationPicket TimePicket Details
BostonBoston Logan International Airport11am-12:30pmBOS Terminal B in front of UAL ticket counter
ChicagoChicago Downtown – Willis Tower12pm-1:30pmRSVP at 1-844-232-2228
ChicagoChicago O’Hare Airport – Terminal 112pm-1:30pmRSVP at 1-844-232-2228
ChicagoChicago O’Hare Airport9am-2pmRed AFA Pin Meet and Greet in the crew lounge
ClevelandCleveland International Airport6am-9amRed AFA Pin Meet and Greet in the crew lounge
DenverDENTK10am-11:30amMeet in the parking lot of the shopping center across the street from DENTK
DenverDenver International Airport1pm-2:30pmMeet at Level 6 West Side, outside UAL door
FrankfurtFrankfurt International Airport – Germany10am-11amTerminal 1, Hall B – Meet at the M Bar at the bottom of escalators leading to the base at 9am.
GuamGuam International Airport5pm-6pmMeet at Ben & Yan foodcourt on 2nd Level of airport at 4pm – walking to picketing location at 4:45
Hong KongHong Kong International Airport8:45am-10amHKG Departure Level 7, Drop Point Zone 3
HonoluluHonolulu International Airport11am-12:30pmDeparture Level in front of the United ticket lobby
HoustonHouston Intercontinental Airport8am-1pmCouncil 42 Office between Terminals C&E across from Subway – Refreshments Provided
Las VegasLas Vegas International Airport11am-12pmTerminal 3, Lower Level 1, outside baggage claim
LondonLondon Heathrow International Airport11:30am-12:30pmWe 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 AngelesLos Angeles International Airport11am-12:30pmLAX Terminal 7
NaritaNarita International Airport – Japan4:15pm-5:30pmTerminal 1, Departure Level, Outside United Ticket Counter
New YorkNew York LaGuardia Airport11:30am-1pmCentral Terminal B – Departure Level – Outside United check-in area
NewarkNewark International Airport12pm-1pmNewark International Terminal Upper Doors 1 & 5
San FranciscoSan Francisco International Airport10am-11:30amDeparture Level – United Terminal 3, Meet in front of Terminal – Briefing 9:30am
Washington DCWashington Dulles International Airport11:30am-12:30pmPicket Details:
Brief at 11:00
Meet by Baggage Claim 7
Picketing 11:30-12:30

** 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.



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