United reaches a tentative agreement with Continental’s flight attendants

United Airlines (Chicago) has announced the company has reached a tentative agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) covering flight attendants from the company’s Continental Airlines subsidiary, almost three months ahead of the contract’s amendable date.

The agreement extends the current collective bargaining agreement for a term of 28 months beyond its September 1, 2012, amendable date. Flight attendants will vote on the agreement in the coming weeks.

Flight attendants from the company’s United subsidiary ratified a new four-year contract in February 2012.

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