Negotiations update 2015/01/23
January 23, 2015
United and AFA completed two weeks of negotiations on January 23, 2015. Using a slightly modified facilitated problem-solving process, the parties were able to expedite agreements on several complete sections of a tentative agreement, as well as accelerate our progress on key subjects such as hours of work, scheduling, sick leave and vacations. National Mediation Board mediators Walter Darr and Jim Mackenzie facilitated discussions for six separate subcommittees, as subject matter experts continued to assist the main negotiating committee for both the Company and Union. We remain focused on reaching a full tentative agreement by our established target date of July 23, 2015. Our next two weeks of bargaining will be in Houston beginning February 16.