Statement by United Union Coalition Regarding Today's Labor Summit Held by United CEO Oscar Munoz

Mar 14, 2016, 18:09 ET from United Master Executive Council

CHICAGO, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The airline business is a people business. For too long the talents and strengths of the people who make United Airlines fly have been taken for granted or even held in contempt by former managements.

"Today's 'Labor Summit' held by United CEO Oscar Munoz signals a long-overdue fresh approach to labor/management relations at United Airlines. We appreciate Mr. Munoz' outreach to us – especially on his first day back after a medical leave -- and welcome his initiative to build an airline of inclusion and collaboration.

"We have evidence of Mr. Munoz' leadership already and support his focus on concluding all contract negotiations. This is critical to implementing his vision for being United and working with a shared purpose.

"Our passengers and all who have devoted so much into United Airlines stand to benefit from this new day. We look forward to working with Mr. Munoz to help build a United Airlines that fully achieves its potential of being the world's preeminent airline."

United Union Coalition

Captain Todd Insler

Air Line Pilots Association

Sara Nelson

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

Ken Diaz

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA



Randy Hatfield

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA


 Kathleen Domondon

 Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

Mike Klemm

International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers


Craig Symons

Professional Airline Flight Control Association




SOURCE United Master Executive Council