Thought it would be useful to have a thread on the outstanding labor issues and how they may impact customers. To get started, yesterday, the AFA Joint Negotiating Committee broke off talks with US management regarding a merged contract. The negotiations stem from the 2005 merger with Amercia West. Since the merger the FAs from the two companies have been working under seperate union contracts. FAs want bigger raises than US' offer of 3% at the end of this year, and one more 3% raise over a five-year contract. The AFA has chosen 2/17 as a system-wide Day of Action that will include picketing at the bases.