United Airlines Reaches Agreement With IBT on Labor Contract for MechanicsNovember 14, 2011 By: Nicole Lowary
United Airlines has reached a tentative agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) on a labor contract for mechanics at United. The new agreement will cover approximately 5,500 United mechanics and related employees throughout the United States. The Continental mechanics ratified their collective bargaining agreement in November of 2010.
Jim Keenan, senior vice president of technical operation for United, said, “We are pleased we could reach an agreement that recognizes the hard work of our co-workers. This agreement is an essential step toward aligning our mechanic employees and getting a joint agreement for both our United and Continental mechanics.”
United Continental Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for both United Airlines and Continental Airlines. Both of these airlines combined operate an average of 5,717 flights a day to 376 airports on six continents.
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