United Maintenance Instructors Ratify Joint Labor Agreement
United Airlines announced another milestone Tuesday in its post-merger integration of United and Continental Airlines employees.
The airline’s maintenance instructors voted to ratify a new joint labor agreement. This means that the majority of United’s represented work force now has joint collective bargaining agreements including pilots, dispatchers, fleet service, passenger service, and reservations.
The instructors are represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
United is currently negotiating with the Association of Flight Attendants and is in mediation with the Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represent United’s technicians.
On Monday, the airline and the Association of Flight Attendants union announced a deal that offered the majority of the airline’s 23,000 flight attendants a voluntary severance program with a large lump sum payment. United also said it planned to recall all flight attendants on voluntary and involuntary furlough.
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