Continental flight attendants ratify contract

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Posted: Feb 25, 2011 5:02 PM
Continental flight attendants ratify contract

Flight attendants at Continental Airlines have ratified a new union agreement with the company.

The deal only covers Continental, a subsidiary of United Continental Holdings Inc. The company is merging United and Continental airlines, and it still needs a joint agreement to cover all flight attendants.

First, though, flight attendants will need to pick a union. Continental flight attendants are covered by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Their colleagues at United are in the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA. Eventually they'll vote to pick one or the other.

The IAM says 68 percent of those voting approved the contract. Continental has roughly 9,300 flight attendants.