Day of Action: May 19, 2016

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United Airlines May 2016 Day of Action

See also: Photos/Videos from April 21, 2016 Day of Action

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Day of Action Events: May 19, 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 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please wear uniforms with a RED AFA pin.
Chicago ORD Terminal 1 Upper Level Door 1G 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Flight Attendants, Pilots, and Employees wear uniforms.
Denver Denver International Airport
West Side, meet by door 616 (upper level United Airlines side)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Please wear your uniform and red AFA pin!
Guam Micronesia Mall, Marine Drive Sidewalk 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please wear your uniform.
Honolulu HNL United Ticket Counters - Departure Level 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Please wear uniform and RED AFA pin.
Houston JFK Boulevard 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Flight Attendants, Pilots, and Employees wear uniforms.
Las Vegas LAS Terminal 3 Level 2 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Flight Attendants, Pilots, and Employees wear uniforms.
London Terminal 2 Ground Level, At the Base of the Escalators 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Shirts will be provided.
Los Angeles LAX Terminal 7 Departures 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(10:30am Info Briefing)
Flight Attendants, Pilots, and Employees wear uniforms. Friends and Family wear CHAOS green!
Narita NRT Outside United Ticket Counters 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Flight Attendants, Pilots, and Employees wear uniforms.
Newark EWR Terminal C Upper Level Door 6 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(Briefing at 1:30 p.m.)
Flight Attendants, Pilots, and Employees wear uniforms.
Orange County SNA - Orange County Airport
United Terminal B Departure Level
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Flight Attendants and Employees wear Uniforms. Friends, Family Wear CHAOS Green.
San Francisco United Terminal 3
SFO Airport

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Flight Attendants only."C" the GREEN!
*9:30AM Briefing near Peet's Coffee
Mezzanine level
Washington, D.C. IAD Departure Level - Outside United Ticket Counters 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(9:30am Info Briefing at KCM)
Full Uniform and Red AFA Pin!

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.