Don’s update to United technicians
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 more tentative agreements, and advanced the discussions on other issues including flight simulator technicians, health and safety, and benefits.
We are scheduled to re-convene for mediation the week of August 10. In addition to the schedule previously set by the mediator, we jointly asked the mediator to add an additional week of mediation which will allow for two consecutive weeks in September.
Our team also met with IBT representatives to discuss plans and review options for employees affected by the planned closure of JFK. We will work to finalize the commitments discussed and will coordinate communication with the IBT.