Flight Attendant Union Reaches Tentative Agreement With United Airlines

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  1. tom911
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    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/fl...ive-agreement-with-united-airlines-2012-01-07
     
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    I'm not clear on this, is it just a new contract for the PMUA flight attendants, or is this a new contract for the combined FAs from both UA and CO? While no one wants to see the PMUA attendants go on strike, clearly a single contract needs to be addressed soon.
     
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    This is for the UA flight attendants. Now they need to sit down with the CO flight attendants and come up with a merged contract.
     
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    Kind of an odd process that each employee group from each company gets a deal and then they do the merged deal. Either way, it seems like they're making progress with every group other than the pilots. I am hopeful that getting all the FAs on one contract will help open the door to get to a single, more consistent standard of service.
     
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    I guess if they can figure out what they each want for themselves first, then they can work out a compromise. Their current demands probably don't line up exactly with what was in the contracts they signed a few years ago.
     
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    Realistically, there's no good way to get to a deal for the combined group without first resolving the "issues" of the individual groups.
     
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    I guess it makes sense. Hopefully it will be quick path to combined contracts.
     
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    If the labor issues are resolved with all parties, maybe the customers will receive customer type treatment, and the surley,unhappy faces will disappear.:)
    Of course there are always exceptions to the rule. Some of the flight crews and gate agents have continued to be gems all of the way through the tough times:D
     
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    You really think the FA behavior is based on the contract negotiations? I don't.
     
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    My personal experience with the folks that I see on the routes that I fly regularly, is that they are beaten down. They now have to abide with the CO rules for personal flying, have suffered regarding Pensions and pay, and most of all, the uncertainty of how the merger will affect them in the long run. If things don't get better after the contracts are negotiated, then I don't have enough years left to expect to see things get better.:(
     
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    The UA pass program will be a combo of sub-UA and sub-CO policies.
     
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    I'm just wondering if this new contract specified anything about the PBD's????:)
     
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    Pre Beverage Departures? :) That is not a change I will like. :)
     
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    I think the new Pass Travel program is rather generous in comparison to most pass travel programs in the industry but I digress.
     
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    Too early in the morning for me to type:oops:
     

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