Machinists Union Achieves Fifth Joint Contract at United Airlines

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it reached a tentative contract covering approximately 165 fleet technical and emergency procedures instructors at United Airlines.

The tentative four year deal calls for immediate wage and benefit improvements, retroactive and signing bonus payments, strengthened employment security provisions and increased defined-benefit pension benefits.

”The IAM is proud of the work the Negotiating Team has done in order to complete the difficult task of bringing their full work group together,” said IAM District 141 President Rich Delaney. “This is the fifth joint agreement reached between IAM District 141 and United Airlines that has brought the legacy carriers’ employees into single contracts since the merger of Continental and United in 2010.”

The 165 instructors provide skilled instruction and support for United’s flight training centers in flight crew and emergency procedures training. The instructors also develop and implement necessary training programs needed to accomplish this critical instruction.

More details of the agreement can be found at Information meetings and a ratification schedule is being developed.