CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 the resulting tentative agreement out to vote by the technicians and related employees.
"This is a great day for the entire United family. Each day we rely on our incredibly dedicated and professional technicians to keep us flying safely. I commend the negotiating teams from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, United and the National Mediation Board for all of their effort to get us here, as well as the leadership of Captain Bourne," said Oscar Munoz, president and CEO of United. "Upon ratification, this will be the first time in almost a decade that all United work groups will have labor contracts in place."
"This is a monumental day for our United members," said Captain David Bourne, airline division director for the IBT. "I want to congratulate everyone involved for achieving this industry leading agreement in principle which will set a new standard upon ratification. This result would not have been possible without the dedication of Federal Mediator Gerry McGuckin, both negotiating committees and the involvement of CEO Oscar Munoz."
United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates more than 720 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 21 new Boeing aircraft, including 737 NGs, 787s and 777s. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.
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