Dear Continental Flight Attendants,
As you are aware, the Continental contract provides an early opener for our agreement, which is amendable on September 2, 2012. Our sisters and brothers at United have ratified a 4 year agreement, which provides improvements in pay and working conditions in the transitional period. The ratification of the legacy United agreement lays one of the three cornerstones necessary to reaching an industry leading joint agreement.
Your negotiating committee began their work this week in preparation for presenting our opening proposal to the company on Monday, March 5, 2012. Your committee is focusing on improvements necessary to bridge us to a joint contract.
We extend our support to the United Flight Attendants in securing their position as we take the necessary steps toward the goal of a joint contract.
Your Continental Negotiating Committee:
Marcus N. Valentino