CHICAGO, Oct. 10, 2002 å- United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) today issued the following statement:
United Airlines applauds the ongoing commitment of the unions to the coalition process, and believes that substantial progress continues to be made with them on agreeing to a framework for updating our business plan with the ATSB on a timely basis. Agreement on the framework being discussed by the coalition and United will greatly enhance the ability to conduct bilateral negotiations on a fast-track basis with the individual labor groups.
The IAM has said that it will continue to coordinate with the other labor groups at United while pursuing its specific discussions with United, which is important since the meaningful participation by all the unions is critical to success in this process. Now is truly the moment for all of us who are committed to United to step forward and work swiftly toward a positive resolution of the issues in front of us.