United Airlines Pilots Approve 2-Year Contract Extension

By Jesse Sokolow on 22 January 2016
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DSC_0113United Airlines and the union representing its pilots announced that the union’s membership voted to ratify a two-year extension of the current contract.

The agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association will be in effect through January 31, 2019, and will cover the more than 12,000 pilots at United. The airline said that the agreement “provides significant improvement” for its pilots.

The union said that the agreement puts its members “at the top of the industry” in compensation. It also restores pay and vacation value for previously furloughed pilots and provides improved scheduling rules for pilots flying long-haul flights.

Last November, the two reached what the airline 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 is the largest airline pilot union in the world. It currently represents over 52,000 pilots at 30 U.S. and Canadian carriers.

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