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United gets deal with Guam-based flight attendants

CHICAGO (AP) -- United Airlines said on Tuesday that it reached a tentative agreement with the union for flight attendants in its Continental Micronesia unit.

The deal extends their current agreement through December 2014. It still needs to be ratified by the approximately 250 flight attendants who work for the Micronesia unit and are represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA.

United already has contracts with flight attendants who came from United and Continental. If the latest deal is ratified, negotiations will begin for a single contract to cover all of them. They're all in the Association of Flight Attendants.

The airline's Continental Micronesia unit handles the Guam-based flying that United got as part of its 2010 merger with Continental, which formed United Continental Holdings Inc. The Chicago-based company has been working since then to get combined contracts with its unionized employees.