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United Announces Further Progress in Labor Integration

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

United Announces Further Progress in Labor Integration14:08 EST Tuesday, February 28, 2012CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced further progress in the company's work to fully integrate the United and Continental work groups.This afternoon flight attendants represented by the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) ratified a new labor agreement with the company. "We are pleased that our United flight attendants ratified this agreement, and will now start joint negotiations to develop a contract to bring all of our flight attendants together," said Sam Risoli, senior vice president of Inflight for United. "We have a lot of work ahead of us and look forward to productive discussions with the AFA."The new agreement covers approximately 15,000 United flight attendants at the company's United Airlines subsidiary located throughout the United States and several international bases. The company and the AFA will soon commence negotiations for a joint collective bargaining agreement for flight attendants at United, Continental and Continental Micronesia. Continental flight attendants ratified their collective bargaining agreement in February 2011.In addition, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Master Executive Councils for both United and Continental yesterday ratified an extension of the Transition and Process Agreement reached with the company. The agreement contains modifications of the initial agreement which facilitate the conclusion of joint collective bargaining negotiations. About United Continental Holdings, Inc.United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) is the holding company for both United Airlines and Continental Airlines. Together with United Express, Continental Express and Continental Connection, these airlines operate an average of 5,656 flights a day to 376 airports on six continents from their hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark Liberty, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. United and Continental are members of Star Alliance, which offers more than 21,000 daily flights to 1,290 airports in 189 countries. United and Continental's more than 80,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. For more information about United Continental Holdings, Inc., go to For more information about the airlines, see and or follow United on Twitter and Facebook.  SOURCE United Continental Holdings, Inc.For further information: United Continental Holdings, Inc. Worldwide Media Relations, +1-312-997-8640,