February 19, 2016
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News
Chicago, IL – United flight Attendants will picket Chicago's O'Hare airport Thursday in support of concluding contract negotiations. AFA-CWA President Sara Nelson says the United flight attendants are united in a commitment to achieve a new standard for their careers and it's time to complete United's merger by getting this labor contract done. Nelson says this new labor contract for flight attendants at United has already taken five years
[Sara Nelson]: "It's about control and it's about that one percent. And you know very well that they will not stop until they have all the money and all the control. And that's why we have our unions. We gotta stand up and fight back. And that is what we are doing. And we will use every resource necessary and we will use all of our solidarity to fight back for what flight attendants are due."
AFA-CWA represents 24,000 United flight attendants. If United doesn't move quickly to get the new labor contract negotiated the union may take steps to launch a strike. To hear the audio click the following link