United Flight Attendants protest worldwide on December 17

United Airline Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants – CWA (AFA), said it will picket at airports around the world December 17 calling on United to finish its merger with Continental Airlines.

“With a busy holiday travel season underway, passengers flying United suffer under the inefficiency of its fractured three-part operation,” said AFA International President Sara Nelson. “It´s been five years, and now five holiday seasons since United Airlines initiated the merger. United Flight Attendants are still without a joint contract, and work another holiday season without sharing in the profits they help create. A joint contract provides Flight Attendants, the airline and its passengers with the stability of a fully operational airline.”

AFA represents the 24,000 Flight Attendants at United Airlines. The protest will include Flight Attendants from all US airlines, the Air Line Pilots Association, passengers and many other unions.

The Association of Flight Attendants is the world´s largest Flight Attendant union. Nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO.