United Airlines flight attendants picket as part of nationwide day of action for new contract
United Airlines flight attendants picketed at Newark Liberty International Airport as part of a nationwide day of action to demand what they call a fair contract.
Flight attendants represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA picketed calling on United to negotiate following United Airlines announcing its Q3 profits.
Jennifer Ritter, council vice president of Newark AFA, says benefits are a big part of their compensation package.
“Our scheduling rules are a big part of our quality of life, and that is something that we are really focused on,” Ritter said.
United Airlines says flights are not affected during the picketing.
In a statement, the airline said:
“We are seeing good progress in our negotiations with the Association of Flight Attendants and closed out six sections of our contract with them on Wednesday. We are hopeful that this progress will provide momentum toward our goal of reaching an industry-leading agreement. All United flights will operate as planned while our flight attendants exercise their right to distribute information and picket while off-duty.”