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Sat, 25 June 2016

United Airlines Reaches Agreement with Association of Flight Attendants

United Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants have reached an agreement on terms of a joint contract that would bring the airlines more than 25,000 flight attendants together into a single work group.

 The agreement is subject to approval by the Joint Master Executive Council, including all Local Presidents, after which it will become a tentative agreement and will be put out for ratification by flight attendants.

 The parties are working this weekend to finalize the contract language.

This agreement honors the invaluable role that our flight attendants contribute to Uniteds success and brings us closer than ever to uniting them under a single contract, said United President and Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz. Its been a long journey and Im grateful to our outstanding flight attendants the most talented and professional inflight team anywhere in the world for all they do to keep our customers safe and comfortable.

United has joint collective bargaining agreements covering the majority of its represented employees and has reached new agreements with three work groups so far this year.

 Recently, the companys employees who are represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers voted to ratify new contracts. Earlier this year, Uniteds pilots voted to ratify a contract extension more than a year ahead of their contracts amendable date, following an expedited negotiations process with the Air Line Pilots Association. The companys dispatchers also voted recently to ratify a contract extension.

 Additionally, the airline is engaged in mediated negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

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