Dispatchers: Negotiations updates

March 2016

  • March 7, 2016

    United’s more than 420 dispatchers, represented by the Professional Airline Flight Control Association, have voted 91% to 9% to ratify a tentative agreement that will extend their current contract through the end of 2021. "This contract recognizes the essential role...
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February 2016

  • February 16, 2016

    United and the Professional Airline Flight Control Association (PAFCA) reached a tentative agreement today on a contract extension for the company’s more than 420 dispatchers. The tentative agreement extends the current contract through the end of 2021, and delivers important...
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May 2014

  • May 27, 2014

    United Airlines today announced that the company has reached a tentative agreement on a new joint collective bargaining agreement with the Professional Airline Flight Control Association (PAFCA) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) for United’s dispatchers. PAFCA represents dispatchers at...
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April 2014

  • April 1, 2014

    We met with TWU and PAFCA for NMB mediated joint negotiations in February. The parties continued to pass term sheet framework proposals during this session but were unable to bridge the gap between our respective proposals. Based on our inability...
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January 2014

  • January 19, 2014

    We resumed joint Dispatcher negotiations with the assistance of the National Mediation Board on January 13-15. Although we concluded our session without a joint agreement, the discussions were productive and the parties agreed to meet again on February 18-21 to...
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September 2013

  • September 13, 2013

    Joint negotiations concluded on September 12 with no agreement. United’s negotiations with PAFCA are currently under the jurisdiction of the National Mediation Board, and today United filed for mediation with the TWU. No further meetings are scheduled at this time....
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August 2013

  • August 22, 2013

    The Company met with PAFCA and TWU this week to review financial information concerning our respective proposals and to continue negotiations. At the conclusion of our session the parties committed to continue this financial review process in the hopes of...
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  • August 2, 2013

    The Company met with PAFCA and TWU for joint negotiations July 31-August 2. The parties continued to discuss the remaining open issues and there is ongoing work to bridge the gap between respective proposals. At the conclusion of our session...
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July 2013

  • July 15, 2013

    The parties resumed joint negotiations on July 11-12 and continued to make positive progress towards reaching a joint agreement, although there are still important issues to resolve. Our next scheduled joint negotiations dates are July 31 through August 2....
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June 2013

  • June 20, 2013

    The Company made solid progress in its joint negotiations with TWU and PAFCA on June 17-18. The parties are set to meet again on July 11-12 and July 31 - August 2 and the Company is hopeful it can continue...
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  • June 4, 2013

    We resumed joint negotiations with TWU and PAFCA on May 29-31. During these sessions we exchanged proposals concerning filling of vacancies and the Company passed definition and duties, recognition and reduction in force and recall. We agreed to additional joint...
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May 2013

  • May 2, 2013

    The Company met with TWU and PAFCA leadership, as well as their financial advisors, April 18-19 to review the economic valuations of our comprehensive proposals. We are currently in the process of scheduling additional time to work through some of...
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March 2013

  • March 12, 2013

    Following company initiated discussions on efforts to expedite negotiations, company and PAFCA/TWU representatives met for a series of negotiations on March 7th and 11th. Both agreed to exchange term sheets proposals highlighting key components of positions along with the inclusion...
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February 2013

  • February 1, 2013

    The Company held productive discussions with PAFCA and TWU this week. Based on the issues discussed, the Company has agreed to further joint meetings which will be scheduled in late-February or early-March....
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January 2013

  • January 4, 2013

    We resumed Joint Negotiations with PAFCA and TWU on November 28-29. Although we did not reach any tentative agreements, we were able to narrow our open issues on Filling of Vacancies. We are currently in the process of scheduling our...
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November 2012

  • November 20, 2012

    We continued productive joint negotiations with PAFCA and TWU on Sept. 24-26 and Oct. 25-26. We reached a tentative agreement on Training and Qualifications and exchanged proposals on Classifications and Eligibility, Seniority, Filling of Vacancies and Safety and Health. We...
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August 2012

  • August 30, 2012

    United continued joint negotiations with PAFCA and TWU on July 26 and 27 and Aug. 20-22 building on the positive momentum from our last session. We reached tentative agreements on sections addressing Leaves of Absence and General items, and exchanged...
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June 2012

  • June 28, 2012

    United continued negotiations for a joint dispatcher collective agreement with PAFCA and TWU on June 25-28. Discussions were constructive, and the negotiating teams reached tentative agreements on several sections - Union Security, Professional Standards, Grievance, Discipline and System Board of...
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April 2012

  • April 23, 2012

    Examples of Dispatcher wage increases over the term of the company’s 3/30/2012 proposal are provided below. sCO Dispatchers: With less than one year of service at date of signing would receive a 12% average increase above current rates over the...
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  • April 19, 2012

    To All United Dispatchers: Today PAFCA and TWU rejected the Company’s proposed framework for an expedited joint collective bargaining agreement (attached). That framework would have provided compensation and benefits, based largely on current Delta pay rates and annual work hours...
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  • April 6, 2012

    United Dispatchers, We'd like to take this opportunity to update you on the status of negotiations with PAFCA and TWU. On March 30 United proposed a framework for a joint collective bargaining agreement to bring United Dispatcher compensation to par...
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February 2012

  • February 2, 2012

    The Company met with PAFCA and TWU for the second round of joint negotiations on November 21 to present a comprehensive joint proposal. PAFCA and TWU originally planned to present a comprehensive joint counter proposal at this session, however, after...
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December 2011

  • December 28, 2011

    The Company met with PAFCA and TWU for the second round of joint negotiations on November 21 to present a comprehensive joint proposal. PAFCA and TWU originally planned to present a comprehensive joint counter proposal at this session, however, after...
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November 2011

  • November 9, 2011

    The Company met with PAFCA and TWU for joint negotiations the week of Oct. 17. The parties’ next joint sessions are scheduled for the week of Nov. 21....
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October 2011

  • October 14, 2011

    The Company met with PAFCA in mediated negotiation sessions August 23- 25th. At the conclusion of these sessions we agreed to cease separate negotiations with PAFCA and instead turn our focus to joint negotiations with s-CO dispatchers -- represented by...
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September 2011

  • September 7, 2011

    We met with PAFCA in mediated negotiation sessions from Aug 23- 25. At the conclusion of these sessions we agreed to cease separate negotiations with PAFCA and instead turn our focus to joint negotiations with s-CO dispatchers, represented by TWU,...
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August 2011

  • August 1, 2011

    United and PAFCA met in mediated negotiations July 18-20. Both parties exchanged comprehensive proposals that would close out the subsidiary-United negotiations with PAFCA and facilitate the process to move to joint negotiations for an amalgamated Dispatcher Agreement for all subsidiary-United...
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