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Continental Flight Attendants End Their 5-day Walkout Against Airline

From Reuters

Striking flight attendants Friday ended their walkout against Continental Airlines, saying their protest had accomplished the union’s goal of publicizing its grievances. The five-day- walkout had little effect on service.

The airline, which has had a largely non-unionized work force since Texas Air Corp. chief Frank Lorenzo took Continental into bankruptcy in 1983, said that only a few attendants had taken part and that they had lost their jobs but have the right to fill future job openings.

The Union of Flight Attendants said its executive board ended the strike at 9 a.m./ Union officials were notifying attendants to report for their work assignments.

When the strike bean, some of those on the picket line said it was intended to last only 96 hours, a figure the union refused to confirm.

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