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A Global Labour Contract: The Case of the Collective Agreement Between the Association of Flight Attendants (AFL-CIO) and United Airlines


Quan, Katie (2000). A Global Labor Contract: The Case of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between United Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants. Transfer 1/00 Antwerp: The European Trade Union Institute. Vol. 6, No. 1.
Courtesy of Transfer.

Brief commentary on the unique 1996 collective bargaining agreement between United Airlines and its flight attendants’ union, in which a single set of terms applied to a global workforce of more than 24,000 flight attendants from 40 different countries. The author considers the consequences for United employees, and implications for other unions with the potential to organize on the international scale.