Dear Fellow Flight Attendants:
We are writing to clear up stated inaccuracies of what took place during the October 2015 discussions with management that led to the Letters of Agreement to extend 2015 profit sharing to Continental and CMI Flight Attendants. First, both pre-merger CAL and CMI contracts provide for continued payout of profit sharing through mutual agreement between AFA and United.
Jeff Wall, Vice President of Labor Relations, did mention at one point that we could consider a contract extension. At the time this was not even reported to the International Office as it was a comment made in passing and no proposal was ever presented by the company, nor did we engage in any such discussion with the company. There was never a mention of contractual raises. Further, the National Mediation Board has jurisdiction of our negotiations and is treating all three amendable contracts as one negotiations case.
Our collective focus is on achieving a joint contract we can ratify. In this time of record profits especially, we must achieve our fair share. Efforts to distract us or undermine our union directly impact our collective ability to put money in the pockets of Flight Attendants and their families.
We are united in our resolve to achieve a contract that recognizes our valuable contributions to United Airlines. As always, we urge members with questions to talk with local AFA representatives to get the facts. Help combat misinformation. Every Flight Attendant can take an active role in helping to build our solidarity to achieve the contract that allows us to share in the profits of United Airlines.
AFA Representatives present for the October 2015 Profit Sharing Discussion
MEC Vice President – CAL
MEC President – CMI
Council 60 President
Council 62 President
Council 64 President