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Boz

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines flight attendants will hold a rally on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 8:30 a.m. (PDT), at Los Angeles International Airport,
upper level, outside of terminal 7, to fight the harassment by management of a flight attendant union leader and to demand that United allow their elected union leaders be allowed
to communicate important information at the workplace.

A disciplinary hearing will be conducted tomorrow at 9 a.m. for LAX-based United flight attendant Linda Farrow, president of the Association of Flight Attendants United
Airlines Master Executive Council. Farrow is accused by United managers in Chicago of talking with flight attendants on June 15, 2001, about important issues that could affect
their jobs. Farrow was speaking with the flight attendants in a non-work area called the crew lounge.

Union representatives have always used the crew lounge to inform and educate their members, and other unions continue to use the break rooms for that purpose. However,
United's management is trying to strip that right from its flight attendants and has begun a campaign of harassment against AFA activists. Thus far, five flight attendant leaders
have been targeted for harassment and charged with discipline.

United has a decades long record of discrimination against the primarily female flight attendant workforce. Weight restrictions, gender discrimination, age requirements that
forced flight attendants to retire at 32, illegal bans on marriage and on flight attendants having children, were all policies adopted and defended by United Airlines over the years.

``You'd think that with all of the financial trouble United claims to have, management would want to work with its frontline employees instead of against us,'' said AFA
International President Patricia Friend, also a United flight attendant. ``But then again, this is the airline that for years didn't think the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applied to it,
either.''

The 26,000 United Airlines flight attendants are joined together in AFA, the world's largest flight attendant union. Visit at http://www.unitedafa.org .
 

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Weight restrictions, gender discrimination, age requirements that
forced flight attendants to retire at 32, illegal bans on marriage and on flight attendants having children

The good old days
 

flythere

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines flight attendants will hold a rally on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 8:30 a.m. (PDT), at Los Angeles International Airport,
upper level, outside of terminal 7, to fight the harassment by management of a flight attendant union leader and to demand that United allow their elected union leaders be allowed
to communicate important information at the workplace.

A disciplinary hearing will be conducted tomorrow at 9 a.m. for LAX-based United flight attendant Linda Farrow, president of the Association of Flight Attendants United
Airlines Master Executive Council. Farrow is accused by United managers in Chicago of talking with flight attendants on June 15, 2001, about important issues that could affect
their jobs. Farrow was speaking with the flight attendants in a non-work area called the crew lounge.

. Visit at http://www.unitedafa.org .

Isn't this a little old?? June 15th, 2001??? The date-line hasen't even come yet, Nov 27??

Must be a slow news cycle if we are recycling stuff from 10 yrs ago!
 

B727FA

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United has a decades long record of discrimination against the primarily female flight attendant workforce. Weight restrictions, gender discrimination, age requirements that
forced flight attendants to retire at 32, illegal bans on marriage and on flight attendants having children, were all policies adopted and defended by United Airlines over the years.
These things weren't illegal then. What's your point?
 

dicko

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These things weren't illegal then. What's your point?

Safety hasn't improved. Customer service and attitude are worse. Less fun too. There is no upside.
 

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zonejumper

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And sub-40" waist lines for the pilots!
I imagine you'd agree with me to request the fit, stud pilots on this thread post a recent photo of themselves. I've asked before on different threads, but to my utter shock and surprise........NOTHING! Hmmmm. :)
 

Fubijaakr

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please, please bring back the weight restrictions!
I imagine you'd agree with me to request the fit, stud pilots on this thread post a recent photo of themselves. I've asked before on different threads, but to my utter shock and surprise........NOTHING! Hmmmm. :)
Says it all....
 

Kalifornia

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I imagine you'd agree with me to request the fit, stud pilots on this thread post a recent photo of themselves. I've asked before on different threads, but to my utter shock and surprise........NOTHING! Hmmmm. :)
Why, because you're one of the creepy old guys that's married to a wife, but has a closeted gay side you've been hiding all your life?
 

zonejumper

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Why, because you're one of the creepy old guys that's married to a wife, but has a closeted gay side you've been hiding all your life?
Dude, you are so spot-on, it's scary. Thanks for outing me.....
 

flythere

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Why, because you're one of the creepy old guys that's married to a wife, but has a closeted gay side you've been hiding all your life?
Freaky thing is, I know that guy!! Nobody suspected until his life imploded on him! Trophy wife, two kids white picket fence, yada yada yada,, Then,,,,,,, BAAAAAAAM!!!!
 

Fubijaakr

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In for the lolz. Good show Zonejumper. Is you a womens?
 
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