United Airlines Mechanics Reach Tentative Agreement

Mar 18, 2011, 12:50 ET from United Continental Holdings, Inc.

CHICAGO, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL), today announced that it has reached a tentative agreement on a labor contract with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), representing United's technicians and related employees.  

"We are pleased that, following our merger, the new United is continuing to make progress in reaching agreements with our represented employees," said Jim Keenan, senior vice president of Technical Operations for the combined company. "We now have a ratified agreement with our mechanics at Continental and a tentative agreement with our United co-workers, providing a path to reaching a single, joint agreement with both groups represented by the IBT."

The agreement covers approximately 5,500 United technicians and related employees located throughout the United States.

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United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) is the holding company for both United Airlines and Continental Airlines. Together with United Express, Continental Express and Continental Connection, these airlines operate a total of approximately 5,675 flights a day to 372 airports on six continents from their hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark Liberty, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. United and Continental are members of Star Alliance, which offers 21,000 daily flights to 1,160 airports in 181 countries. United and Continental's more than 80,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. For more information about United Continental Holdings, Inc., go to UnitedContinentalHoldings.com. For more information about the airlines, see united.com and continental.com, and follow each company on Twitter and Facebook.

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