Negotiations update 2015/02/12
February 12, 2015
While the amendable date for the United Pilot Agreement (UPA) is not until January 31, 2017, the UPA is a constantly evolving agreement as the Company and ALPA negotiate modifications and adopt joint interpretations of its provisions. In 2014 alone, three new Letters of Agreement and nine new Memoranda of Understanding interpreting its existing provisions were reached. In addition, the Joint Implementation Team (JIT) consisting of two representatives each from ALPA and the Company reached many new additional joint interpretations to aid in the implementation of the UPA. The Company and ALPA maintain an ongoing dialogue looking for opportunities to improve the agreement in ways that work for both the pilots and the Company.