October 27, 2015
By Bob Levine, LaborPress USA
Chicago, Illinois — The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) had reached an agreement with United Airlines. This contract brings together the airline's more than 8,600 technicians and related employees under a single contract.
United and the union worked with the assistance of the National Mediation Board to reach the agreement. The proposed contract is subject to ratification and covers mechanics and related employees located throughout the United States."Investing in our people is key to United's long-term success, so I'm encouraged that we have reached this agreement with such an important part of our workforce," said United acting Chief Executive Officer Brett Hart."Our customers care most about taking off and landing on time, and doing so safely, and the unsurpassed efforts of our professional technicians and related employees help make this possible every day. We appreciate the efforts of the negotiating committee as well as the assistance of the National Mediation Board in helping us reach this agreement.
"United has collective bargaining agreements with various unions covering the majority of its represented employees, including pilots, dispatchers, fleet service, passenger service, reservations and storekeeper workgroups. Negotiations is continuing with several other unions. United Airlines and United Express operate an average of nearly 5,000 flights a day to 352 airports across six continents. In 2014, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 138 million customers.