Technicians vote not to ratify agreement, UA and IBT to return to the bargaining table

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 to the table,” said Oscar Munoz, the airline’s president and CEO. “Our technicians are the best in the business, making our product and operation better and more reliable every day. I will personally meet with our labor leaders to make sure we reach an agreement that will work for our technicians.”

United and IBT remain in mediation. The National Mediation Board indicated they will call the two parties to a status conference in Washington, D.C., on March 3rd."Negotiations can be difficult, and although we are disappointed by this outcome we are eager to get right back to the table,” said Oscar Munoz, the airline’s president and CEO. “Our technicians are the best in the business, making our product and operation better and more reliable every day. I will personally meet with our labor leaders to make sure we reach an agreement that will work for our technicians.”United has joint collective bargaining agreements covering the majority of its represented work groups, including pilots, ramp and passenger-service agents, storekeepers, load planners, maintenance and fleet technical instructors, and dispatchers. Recently, United’s pilots voted to ratify a contract extension more than a year ahead of their contract’s amendable date, following an expedited negotiations process with ALPA. The company recently opened contract negotiations early for dispatchers as well as for the work groups represented by the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, including ramp and passenger-service agents, storekeepers, load planners, and maintenance and fleet technical instructors. The airline is also engaged in mediated negotiations with the Association of Flight Attendants.


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