United and IBT join NMB for status conference
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 mediation as soon as possible in order to conclude a JCBA. To that end, the NMB has instructed the company and union to attend discussions in Washington, D.C. the week of June 6th, where they will work with us on priorities and process. The NMB has also stated that they will set future mediation dates at this discussion.
We are eager to get back to negotiations as quickly as possible so we can reach an industry leading collective agreement, bring our technicians together into a single team and work together as a united United. So far in 2016, we’ve had a lot of success as a company in getting deals done, and we’ve achieved new contracts covering more than 40,000 employees. But as proud of that as we are, we won’t truly be able to maximize our potential as a team until we reach joint agreements with our flight attendants and technicians. Once negotiations with IBT resume, we will work diligently to reach an industry leading collective agreement for our technicians like those we’ve reached this year for our ALPA, IAM and PAFCA-represented employees.