Technicians: Negotiations updates

December 2016

  • December 5, 2016

    United Airlines announced today that the company’s technicians, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), have voted to ratify a new joint collective bargaining agreement. With today’s announcement, United has reached new agreements with every domestic unionized work group...
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September 2016

  • September 28, 2016

    The International Brotherhood of Teamsters told us today that their negotiations committee has voted to approve the agreement in principle between the company and the union. We’re glad that our technicians will have the opportunity to vote for a new...
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  • September 16, 2016

    Last month, we jointly announced an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for an industry-leading deal for technicians and related employees. So we were disappointed to hear from IBT today that their negotiations committee has voted against transitioning the...
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August 2016

  • August 12, 2016

    United and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) announced jointly today that they have reached an agreement in principle for a joint contract covering the company’s approximately 9,000 technicians and related employees. The parties will complete final language and put...
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July 2016

  • July 28, 2016

    United and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters continued negotiations for a joint collective agreement covering technician and related employees this week with the assistance of the National Mediation Board. Oscar joined the negotiating committees at the bargaining table on Tuesday...
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June 2016

  • June 30, 2016

    The negotiating teams for United and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) met Tuesday through Thursday this week with National Mediation Board Deputy Chief of Staff Michael Kelliher and Mediator Gerry McGuckin to continue mediated contract negotiations for a collective...
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  • June 24, 2016

    From June 28 through June 30 of next week, we will resume mediation with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. We have made great progress so far this year on reaching industry leading agreements for our employees -- including today’s announcement...
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  • June 9, 2016

    This week, United, the National Mediation Board and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters met in Washington, D.C., to discuss the next steps toward reaching a joint collective bargaining agreement for the company’s technicians. On Wednesday, the IBT negotiating committee presented...
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May 2016

  • May 23, 2016

    Today, representatives from United and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters met with the National Mediation Board in Washington, D.C. at a status conference to discuss next steps in the mediated negotiations process. Both sides expressed a continued desire to recommence...
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  • May 11, 2016

    The National Mediation Board advised UA and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters today that the parties are to attend a status conference on May 23 in Washington, D.C. At the status conference, we expect the NMB, UA and IBT will...
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March 2016

  • March 4, 2016

    United and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters met with the National Mediation Board on Thursday to discuss next steps toward reaching a joint contract for the airline’s technicians. Both parties expressed a desire to continue in mediated negotiations and discussed...
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February 2016

  • February 16, 2016

    The International Brotherhood of Teamsters informed United today that the airline’s technicians voted against ratifying a new joint collective bargaining agreement. "Negotiations can be difficult, and although we are disappointed by this outcome we are eager to get right back...
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October 2015

  • October 29, 2015

    United recently announced that it has reached an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) to put a proposed joint collective bargaining agreement out for ratification. We’ve compiled several documents to help you understand more about what this agreement...
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  • October 23, 2015

    United today announced that it has reached an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) to put a proposed joint collective bargaining agreement out for ratification. The proposed agreement will bring together the airline’s more than 8,600 technicians and...
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  • October 1, 2015

    The company met with the IBT for the last two weeks and resolved a number of significant items in healthcare, Hours of Service, and Sick and concluded a number of letters of agreement. The company made a comprehensive proposal on...
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August 2015

  • August 14, 2015

    We concluded another week of mediation and reached tentative agreements on Classifications and Reduction in Force and Recall. Subcommittees met throughout the week on a variety of topics, including the sections listed above, which we finalized. Further discussions on steps...
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July 2015

  • July 31, 2015

    We wrapped up another productive week of mediation in our negotiations with the Teamsters. As I had noted previously, we set the stage for additional progress through subcommittee work in between scheduled mediation dates. We ended this week with three...
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  • July 2, 2015

    Report from the bargaining table On June 19, I gave you an update on our progress in negotiations and told you that we’re going to keep pushing for an agreement that’s fair to all parties and that recognizes and rewards...
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June 2015

  • June 19, 2015

    Click here to read an update on negotiations from Don Wright, United’s VP of Maintenance Operations....
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May 2015

  • May 15, 2015

    The Company and the IBT negotiating committees met for scheduled mediation in Las Vegas the week of May 11-15. During the April meetings, the parties presented industry comparisons and the IBT economic advisor provided his projections of future wage rates...
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April 2015

  • April 22, 2015

    The Company and IBT negotiating committees met in Fort Lauderdale during the week of April 20th. Prior to arriving in FLL, the Company and IBT leadership were informed by the mediator that the Company should not present a proposal this...
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January 2015

  • January 27, 2015

    On December 2, 2014, the negotiating committees for United and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters participated in a status update conference with National Mediation Board Mediators Pat Sims and Gerry McGuckin. The Mediators directed the Teamsters to prepare a comprehensive...
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October 2014

  • October 24, 2014

    On Wednesday, October 22, 2104, the National Mediation Board’s assigned Mediator, Gerry McGuckin, informed United and the Teamsters’ negotiating committee that he was suspending the scheduled mediated bargaining sessions indefinitely. The Mediator stated that the reason for this decision was...
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August 2014

  • August 26, 2014

    The Company and IBT negotiating teams resumed mediated negotiations in Chicago the week of August 19th through August 21st. Federal Mediator, Gerry McGuckin, the mediator assigned by the National Mediation Board directed the parties to review and finalize a list...
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January 2014

  • January 20, 2014

    Click the link below for an update. The Tech Ops Perspective Jan 2014 .pdf...
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November 2013

  • November 7, 2013

    National Mediation Board (NMB) facilitated negotiations between United and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, representing United’s technicians and related employees, concluded without agreement on Nov 7, 2013. United has filed for mediation with the NMB as the next step in...
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  • November 7, 2013

    Click the links below for an update. proposal.pdf proposal-summary.pdf...
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May 2013

  • May 30, 2013

    The expedited negotiations between United and its Technician and related employees, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, concluded without agreement on May 29, 2013. The negotiating committees for both United and the Teamsters made substantial progress on a number...
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  • May 3, 2013

    During the week of April 22-26 the Parties met in Phoenix to continue to work on revising language from Phase 1, specifically Articles 3 (Classifications), 13 (Training) and 14 (Safety & Health). Each Party also presented their Phase 2 economic...
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April 2013

  • April 18, 2013

    During the week of April 8-12, 2013, the parties met in Chicago to continue with transitioning from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of the negotiation process. Both parties worked on revising outstanding language from the recently completed Phase 1 of...
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February 2013

  • February 20, 2013

    The IBT and United negotiations team met in Chicago for the fifth week of Phase 1 Negotiations. The sub-committees made significant progress on the remaining open articles, coming to Agreement in Principal on language issues around: Article 10 “Leaves of...
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January 2013

  • January 18, 2013

    The IBT and the United Airlines Negotiation teams met for a second consecutive week in Chicago to continue working on Phase 1 issues through the Facilitated Problem Solving Model, facilitated by the NMB.   Building on momentum from week 1, the...
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  • January 11, 2013

    Beginning Jan. 7, 2013, the senior leadership of the maintenance division and the Company’s negotiating committee joined the leadership of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the IBT negotiating committee, in expedited facilitated problem solving training conducted by senior...
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August 2012

  • August 28, 2012

    On Aug. 23 Company and IBT leadership met in Chicago to discuss the upcoming joint CBA negotiations process that would cover subsidiary-UA, subsidiary-CO and subsidiary-CMI technicians and related co-workers. As a result of these discussions, the parties agreed in principle...
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June 2012

  • June 11, 2012

    On May 11, IBT represented technicians at CMI ratified the TA that had been reached with the Union. With agreements now in place for s-CO, s-UA and s-CMI technicians, we look forward to moving quickly into joint discussions for a...
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January 2012

  • January 13, 2012

    Implementation of the ratified IBT agreement is well under way, with many components - including pay increases - taking effect on Jan 1, 2012. Given the breadth of changes in this new agreement, the Company and Union are working closely...
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December 2011

  • December 29, 2011

    United Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL), today announced that mechanics represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) ratified a new labor agreement with the company. “This is another important step which benefits...
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November 2011

  • November 11, 2011

    United Airlines and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement United Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL), and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) today announced that they reached a tentative agreement on...
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October 2011

  • October 14, 2011

    The Company and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) have agreed to return to negotiations in advance of mediation scheduled with the National Mediation Board in November. Negotiation sessions are scheduled for the week of October 24th in Chicago....
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September 2011

  • September 2, 2011

    United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) today are announcing an agreement to return to negotiations in advance of mediation scheduled with the National Mediation Board in November. During these negotiations the company and...
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August 2011

  • August 1, 2011

    After UA technicians voted down a tentative agreement on June 2, UA, CO and Continental Micronesia filed with the National Mediation Board (NMB) to proceed with mediated negotiations for a joint collective bargaining agreement for all International Brotherhood of Teamsters...
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