Day of Action: June 16, 2016

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United Airlines June 2016 Day of Action

See also: Photos/Videos from May 19, 2016 Day of Action

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Day of Action Events: June 16, 2016

  • 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 or 202-550-5520. 
City Location Picket Time Picket Details
Boston Directly Outside the Base 4:30 p.m. ALL must RSVP to 617-671-5912. Full uniform with red AFA pin.
Chicago ORD Terminal 1 Upper Level Door 1G 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Wear full uniform and with RED AFA pin.
Cleveland TBA TBA TBA
Denver DIA, Level 6 - Door 616 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
(Briefing 12:45 p.m.)
Full Uniform. Friends and Family Welcome.
Frankfurt FRA Terminal 1 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
(Briefing 9:45 a.m.)
Wear Uniform and red AFA pin.
Guam Chief Quipuha Park, Hagatna 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Wear Uniform or blue United Contract Now shirt.
Hong Kong HKG Terminal 1, Departure Level 7, Drop Point Zone 3 8:45 - 10:00 a.m. Wear full uniform and with RED AFA pin.
Honolulu Departure Level, Outside United Ticket Counters 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Please wear your uniform and red AFA pin. Friends and family welcome!
Houston Crew Room 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Membership engagement (Council 42 & 64).
London LHR Terminal 2 - Lower Level 9:00 a.m. In Uniform and with RED AFA pin!
Los Angeles LAX Terminal 7 Departures 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(Briefing 10:30 a.m.)
Flight Attendants, Pilots, Mechanics, and other Employees wear uniforms. Friends, Family, Pets...wear CHAOS green!
Narita NRT Outside United Ticket Counters 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Please be in uniform. Friends and family wear red.
Newark EWR Terminal C, Upper Level Door 5 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
(Briefing at 1:30 p.m.)
Full Uniform. Friends and Family Welcome.
San Francisco Terminal 3 Departure Level

10:30 a.m.
(Briefing 10:00 a.m.)

Wear uniform. Family and friends welcome!
Washington, D.C. IAD Terminal 1 Outside United Ticket Counters 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
(Briefing at 2:15 p.m.)
Full Uniform and Red AFA Pin! Please RSVP to C21 Office.

About the Day of Action

Every Flight Attendant can send a powerful message to United management:  We are united in our resolve to reach a fair Contract, and Flight Attendants are not going to pay for this merger.

afa pinThe Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) would like you to consider the following points:

  • United Airlines is making record profits. 
  • United's operating profit in 2015 - 2017 is expected to be $5 billion or more for each year.
  • Top executives and shareholders are cashing in.
  • United's stock price is up 204% since negotiations began.
  • United has $7.0 Billion in Cash on its balance sheet. 
  • United just announced it is investing $100 million in a Brazilian airline (but it can't invest in us, the frontline workers who spend more time with passengers than anyone else).

United Airlines is doing well.  These are not concessionary negotiations.  These negotiations are about putting three work groups together to complete this merger and move United forward.  It's been three years, and it's been long enough.  It's Our Turn and It's Past Time.

Most Flight Attendants were here long before the merger was announced in 2010.  All of us have made sacrifices, at all three airlines, to pave way for the success United enjoys today.  Since 2010 new hires have joined our ranks and, just like us, they are having to manage the challenges of a merger that management cannot seem to complete. This merger is working for executives and shareholders. It needs to work for all United Flight Attendants too!

The JNC needs each of you to stand with us to make it clear to the company that we expect much more, especially now as the profits soar. The JNC is unanimous in calling on all Flight Attendants to demonstrate our solidarity. On April 19th, across the system, we will conduct a system-wide Day of Action. We will stand shoulder-to-shoulder for a joint Contract that recognizes and respects what each of us brought to this merger and the hard work all of us do for United Airlines today. 

Our airline's future depends on completing this merger. Even though United has clearly benefited from the airline industry's consolidation, UAL total stock value lags other large network carriers by 50% or more due to its weak operational performance when compared to American and Delta.  The media and business press have repeatedly raised concerns about United's operational problems.  At the core of United's problems is the failure to finalize our Contract and realize the full potential of this merger.

Make no mistake; United can afford a Flight Attendant Contract that values our contributions to the success of this airline. The problem is not the ability to pay; it is the willingness to pay.  Management at United Airlines has been hearing from the JNC for three years, they need to hear from you too.

Every United Flight Attendant can send a powerful message to United management:  We are united in our resolve to reach a fair Contract, and Flight Attendants are not going to pay for this merger. 

It does not matter whether we come from pre-merger CAL, CMI or UAL.  It does not matter if we are based in Newark, Chicago, Hong Kong, Guam or anywhere else; we must all be recognized for our contributions to United Airlines' success.