United and Pilots Union to Extend Current Contract by One Year
United Airlines and its pilots union announced that the two had reached what it termed an “Agreement in Principle” to extend the contract covering the airline’s pilots for one year past the amendable date of the current contract.
The Air Line Pilots Association, which represents more then 12,000 United pilots, will begin a ratification process which includes approval by its Master Executive Council. The agreement was reached in fewer than 30 days of negotiation, according to the airline’s vice president for human resources and labor relations, Mike Bonds.
The Chicago-based airline recently announced plans to commence contract negotiations earlier than would be required for multiple workgroups including ramp service and passenger service agents, maintenance and fleet technical instructors, and load planners.
United is currently in negotiations with the Association of Flight Attendants to create a contract that will bring the legacy Continental and United flight attendants together under one agreement.
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