Fleet Service: Negotiations updates

April 2016

  • April 16, 2016

    United and the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers announced today that the company’s nearly 30,000 IAM-represented employees have voted overwhelmingly to ratify seven new contracts. The contracts include meaningful improvements in compensation, job and scope protections, work rules...
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  • April 4, 2016

    United and the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) reached tentative agreements today on new contracts for all of the airline’s nearly 30,000 IAM-represented employees. The seven agreements cover airport operations employees, contact center agents, storekeepers, maintenance instructors,...
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February 2016

  • February 19, 2016

    United Airlines and the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) continued expedited negotiations in Houston during the week of February 15. The parties continue to make good progress through meaningful dialogue and have reached consensus on solutions to...
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January 2016

  • January 21, 2016

    United Airlines and the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) resumed limited issue, expedited negotiations in New York City the week of January 18th for an extension to the current UA/IAM Agreements. Discussions continued to be productive, and...
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November 2015

  • November 6, 2015

    United Airlines and the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) today agreed to commence contract negotiations more than one year ahead of the scheduled amendable date of their agreements. These negotiations, which cover nearly 30,000 United employees, are...
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December 2014

  • December 19, 2014

    On Dec. 19, 2014, United announced that the company’s approximately 70 central load planners, represented by the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM), have ratified a new joint labor agreement....
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November 2014

  • November 20, 2014

    On Thursday, United and the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) announced that the company’s 49 IAM-represented security officers have voted to ratify a new joint agreement....
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  • November 17, 2014

    On Monday, United announced that its approximately 140 fleet technical instructors ratified a new joint labor agreement. The company’s fleet technical instructors are represented by the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM)....
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  • November 3, 2014

    United and the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) reached a tentative agreement on a joint collective bargaining agreement covering the company’s 49 IAM-represented security officers. The agreement is subject to ratification....
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October 2014

  • October 10, 2014

    United and the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) reached a tentative agreement on a joint collective bargaining agreement covering the company’s approximately 140 IAM-represented fleet technical instructors and related employees. The agreement is subject to ratification....
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September 2014

  • September 15, 2014

    United maintenance instructors ratified a new joint labor agreement. The company’s 48 maintenance instructors are represented by the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM.)...
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August 2014

  • August 21, 2014

    On Thursday, United and the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) reached a tentative agreement on a joint collective bargaining agreement. The tentative agreement covers and is subject to ratification by United's 48 IAM-represented maintenance instructors....
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April 2014

  • April 30, 2014

    Click the link below for an update. Labor Relations Update April 30 2014.pdf...
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March 2014

  • March 10, 2014

    Click the link below for an update. Labor Relations Update March 10 2014.pdf...
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February 2014

  • February 11, 2014

    Click the link below for an update. Labor Relations Update Feb 11 2014.pdf...
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January 2014

  • January 29, 2014

    Letter from Tom Reardon. Letter from Tom Reardon Jan 29 2014.pdf...
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  • January 14, 2014

    Click the link below for an update. Labor Relations Update Jan 14 2014.pdf...
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December 2013

  • December 23, 2013

    Click the link below for an update. Labor Relations Update Dec 23 2013.pdf...
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  • December 11, 2013

    Click the link below for an update. Labor Relations Update Dec 11 2013.pdf...
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November 2013

  • November 25, 2013

    Click the link below for an update. Labor Relations Update Nov 25 2013_Final.pdf...
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  • November 8, 2013

    Click the link below for an update. Labor Relations Update Nov 8 2013.pdf...
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  • November 1, 2013

    Click the link below for an update. Labor Relations Update Nov 1 2013.pdf...
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October 2013

  • October 29, 2013

    United Airlines today announced that its fleet service, passenger service, reservations and storekeeper workgroups at its United, Continental, Continental Micronesia and MileagePlus subsidiaries ratified new joint labor agreements. The agreements run through 2016 and cover nearly 28,000 United employees....
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  • October 21, 2013

    District 141 of The International Association of Machinists has announced that system-wide ratification voting for the new proposed Agreements with United Airlines will take place on Monday October 28, 2013. The polling places and hours of voting will be established...
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September 2013

  • September 26, 2013

    United and the International Association of Machinists (IAM) reached new tentative agreements on joint collective bargaining agreements with the assistance of the National Mediation Board. The IAM represents United’s customer service representatives, ramp, storekeeper and customer contact center representatives at...
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  • September 12, 2013

    On September 9, 2013, United and the IAM met with the National Mediation Board to review the status of negotiations and to determine the next steps for moving forward. Negotiations between United and the IAM have been under the auspices...
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June 2013

  • June 20, 2013

    United and the IAM met with officials of the National Mediation Board on June 13, 2013, to discuss the status and next steps for resuming negotiations for joint collective bargaining agreements. Based on these discussions, the NMB established mediation sessions...
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April 2013

  • April 15, 2013

    United and the IAM jointly applied for the mediation services of the National Mediation Board on April 15, 2013, to assist the parties in reaching new agreements for the crafts and classes of Fleet Service Employees, Passenger Service Employees and...
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March 2013

  • March 30, 2013

    The International Association of Machinists (IAM) announced on Saturday that our IAM-represented co-workers did not ratify the tentative agreements with the IAM that we announced last month. We believe these tentative agreements are in the best interests of our co-workers...
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February 2013

  • February 13, 2013

    United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) today announced that the company has reached tentative agreements on new joint collective bargaining agreements with the International Association of Machinists (IAM) for the fleet service, passenger service and storekeeper workgroups at the United, Continental,...
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December 2012

  • December 14, 2012

    The joint negotiating committees for United and IAM continued full committee negotiations from December 3 through December 14, 2012 in downtown Chicago. Although we have yet to reach final tentative agreements for Fleet Service, Passenger Service, and Storekeeper co-workers, the...
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November 2012

  • November 15, 2012

    United and the International Association of Machinists (IAM) Thursday concluded their agreed-upon period of expedited facilitated negotiations intended to forge joint collective bargaining agreements covering approximately 28,000 ground employees.   Despite substantial progress - including agreements in principle on the...
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October 2012

  • October 19, 2012

    Expedited negotiations between United and the International Association of Machinists (IAM), facilitated by the National Mediation Board (NMB), continued through the week of Oct. 15. The parties remain committed to reaching tentative agreements by the target date of Nov. 15...
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August 2012

  • August 31, 2012

    United and the IAM continued negotiations this week. The parties participated in formal training from the National Mediation Board on facilitated bargaining procedure. The committees for Hours of Service/Overtime, Classification/Furlough and Recall, and Paid Time Off (vacation, holidays, sick time)...
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  • August 24, 2012

    The negotiating committees for United and the International Association of Machinists (IAM) met from Aug. 20 through Aug. 24 in Chicago to continue expedited negotiations covering the Fleet, Passenger, Stores and Maintenance Instructor workgroups. The process is moving forward with...
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  • August 17, 2012

    The negotiating committees began expedited contract negotiations this week and met from Tuesday, August 14, through Friday, August 17. Our objective is to reach tentative agreements by November 15, 2012. The committees were joined by representatives from the National Mediation...
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  • August 13, 2012

    United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) today announced that the company and the International Association of Machinists (IAM), which represents fleet service employees, passenger service employees and certain other work groups, have reached an agreement to expedite contract negotiations for joint collective...
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June 2012

  • June 28, 2012

    United and the IAM executed a Letter of Agreement on June 28 concerning five stations where the parties previously agreed certain vendor work will be insourced. This agreement provides recall opportunities for agents involuntarily displaced from these locations in the...
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May 2012

  • May 22, 2012

    United Airlines announced today that the company has reached several new agreements for employees represented by the International Association of Machinists (IAM). United and the IAM reached a tentative agreement for an initial collective bargaining agreement covering pilot ground school...
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  • May 3, 2012

    Negotiations for a joint collective bargaining agreement covering Fleet Service Employees were held May 1 through 3....
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January 2012

  • January 18, 2012

    The National Mediation Board (NMB) notified United, the International Association of Machinists (IAM) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) that it will conduct an investigation into allegations of interference during the Ramp/Fleet Service representation election between IAM and IBT....
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  • January 13, 2012

    The parties met for two days this week, focusing on their respective positions on Union security, Union representation issues and grievance procedures. Dates to resume negotiations have not been set....
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  • January 4, 2012

    The Company and IAM negotiating committees met in Chicago on Dec. 19 and Dec. 20. The meetings were the start of negotiations for a collective bargaining agreement that will cover the combined Continental and United Fleet/Ramp Service population. The parties...
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October 2011

  • October 14, 2011

    The Company will meet with the International Association of Machinists (IAM) in early-November to begin joint collective bargaining negotiations....
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August 2011

  • August 11, 2011

    The National Mediation Board today announced the results of the representation election for United Ramp/Fleet Service employees. The International Association of Machinists received 5,568 votes and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters received 5,257 votes. We have a longstanding relationship with...
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