UAL Corp. (OTCBB: UALAQ.OB) the parent company of United Airlines, commented today on the ratification of six-year agreements on wage and work rule changes by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the union representing United’s pilots, and the Professional Airline Flight Controllers Association (PAFCA), which represents the company’s flight dispatchers. These agreements include the significant labor-cost savings and productivity enhancements that United needs to succeed now and in the future.
“I want to express my sincere appreciation to all our pilots and flight dispatchers for taking a leadership role in making the changes necessary to transform United into a stronger, more competitive enterprise,” said Glenn Tilton, chairman, president and chief executive officer of UAL. “The ratification of these agreements is an important step in providing the cost improvements, productivity changes and operational flexibility United needs to emerge from bankruptcy and succeed for the long-term. I appreciate the tough choices and sacrifices our pilots and dispatchers are making to help secure the future of this airline.”
New contracts with the Association of Flight Attendants and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 141 and District 141-M are currently awaiting votes on ratification by the members of these unions. United’s meteorologists, represented by the Transport Workers Union, ratified contract changes in March.
United operates more than 1,500 flights a day on a route network that spans the globe.
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