Statement from United Airlines

United Airlines today issued the following statement:

The productive dialogue between United Airlines and the union coalition continues.  On September 25th, we received the coalition’s alternative framework in support of our financial recovery.  We plan to enter into bilateral negotiations with each of the coalition members, as we have always expected to do, and that process began today with the International Association of Machinists.

We are in the process of studying the latest coalition proposal in an attempt to adapt it to an updated Air Transportation Stabilization Board submittal.  We are encouraged by the shared sense of urgency and focus all members of the coalition are putting toward an out-of-court solution to our financial crisis.