Chicago (December 7, 2022) — The workers and unions of United Airlines today announced the United Airlines Union Coalition to coordinate closely on bargaining and other issues, as four of the five unions are currently in negotiations. The leaders released the following statement:
“The 78,000 people who make United fly have more than earned our fair share of the profits we create. We still feel the sacrifices of bankruptcy, the squeeze of the merger, and the extreme challenges of the pandemic. At every turn, we did our jobs and we’ve fought hard for a bright future at United Airlines.
“Today is that day. Together, our unions form the United Airlines Union Coalition to coordinate closely on bargaining and other issues. None of us can do our jobs without each other. We have each other’s backs in bargaining and we will stand together until all of us have ratified contracts that reflect the world-class airline United should be.
“We will coordinate in this round of bargaining and we will stand together for our future too. We are United.”
The United Master Executive Council of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) represents 25,000 of aviation’s first responders at United Airlines.
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 141 represents approximately 28,000 Fleet Service, Passenger Service, Reservations, Stockroom, Central Load Planner, Maintenance Instructor, Fleet Technical Instructor, Emergency Procedures Instructor, and Security Officer workers at United Airlines.
The United Master Executive Council of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) represents over 14,000 pilots flying a fleet of 700 aircraft every day all across the globe.
The Professional Airline Flight Control Association (PAFCA) UAL represents the nearly 423 FAA certificated Aircraft Dispatchers at United.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Airline Division represents 10,000 United Airlines Technicians.