POSTED BY MARTIN KICH
This item is from Politico’s Morning Transportation newsletter for August 15:
“UNITED FLIGHT ATTENDANTS NAB NEW UNION DEAL: The flight attendants of United Airlines jet off to work today with a freshly ratified union contract after turning out in droves last week to vote for solidifying the agreement. More than 90 percent of the airline’s flight attendants cast votes on the labor deal that brings them under one contract. But the vote was no landslide, with 53 percent opting to ratify the agreement that covers 25,000 flight attendants.
“The Perks: The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA brags that the agreement includes double-digit pay increases, better job security, improved health care coverage and protection of retirement benefits. “The contract provides immediate economic gains, sets a new industry standard and ensures flight attendants can achieve the benefits of a fully integrated airline,” the union’s president, Sara Nelson, said in a written statement.”