Joined in solidarity by ALPA members on the line and blaring horns from Machinists passing by, more than 40 Association of Flight Attendants-CWA members working at United walked informational Third Thursday picket lines outside the United check-in desks at Dulles Airport last Thursday. The AFA members have worked more than five years without a contract. AFA has been staging Third Thursday actions at United hubs around the world since last fall. “We are hearing our efforts are being recognized at the bargaining table as talks have resumed,” said AFA Council 21 President Todd Failla, who urged travelers to "show solidarity in this fight while in an airport or flying United by thanking the union sisters and brothers who are wearing their red AFA lapel pins."
photo: AFA Council 21 President Todd Failla distributes picket signs. photo by Dan Duncan