United Airlines mechanics reach tentative agreement

United Airlines mechanics reach tentative agreement

United Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL), today announced that it has reached a tentative agreement on a labor contract with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), representing United’s technicians and related employees.

“We are pleased that, following our merger, the new United is continuing to make progress in reaching agreements with our represented employees,” said Jim Keenan, senior vice president of Technical Operations for the combined company. “We now have a ratified agreement with our mechanics at Continental and a tentative agreement with our United co-workers, providing a path to reaching a single, joint agreement with both groups represented by the IBT.”

The agreement covers approximately 5,500 United technicians and related employees located throughout the United States.