Negotiations Update 2011/08/01
August 1, 2011
United and AFA negotiators met in Chicago with National Mediation Board (NMB) mediator John Livingood on July 19-21. The discussions focused on reserve scheduling, Section 10 of our contract.
United and AFA negotiators have engaged in a constructive exchange of ideas during the last three months regarding a preference system for reserves. Agreement on a reserve preference system is ultimately dependent on the willingness of AFA negotiators to address Company interests as part of the overall bargaining.
The next round of mediated negotiations will be on August 23-25 in Chicago. The agenda will include a continuation of reserve scheduling, and scheduling issues more broadly.