Negotiations update 2013/05/30
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 of difficult and complicated issues. Unfortunately, we were unable to finalize a joint collective agreement within the timeframe established by the National Mediation Board, which facilitated these discussions.
United and Teamster leadership mutually agreed to suspend negotiations and assess appropriate next steps, including the timing and process for resuming bargaining. We remain confident we can reach an agreement that is fair to Technicians and fair to the Company without undue delay.