Lhuaaua From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 44 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5203 times:
United and the International Association of Machinists District 141M today reached tentative agreement on a contract for the airline's mechanics, utility workers and related employees.
"Our negotiating team and the labor committee of the board of directors have accepted the terms of the IAM's proposal," says Jack Creighton, chief executive officer. "With the agreement, our customers can be confident that United will continue to operate without disruption."
IAM District 141M will forward the details of the tentative agreement to the union's membership for a vote within the next two weeks.
"Reaching agreement with District 141M is a critical milestone in developing a recovery plan that meets the needs of passengers, preserves jobs and puts the company on the road to financial stability," Creighton says. "I want to thank both negotiating teams for their hard work over the weekend. Their efforts ensure that our customers can continue to book and travel on United without hesitation.
"I also want to thank our employees, who have remained singularly focused on running a great operation in the last several weeks. They have posted some of the best on-time performance and lowest cancellation numbers this company has seen. They have really shown their commitment to our customers and this airline."
UALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 5075 times:
Where oh where are all the frantic posts "UAL going out of buisness". WOW all the people who knew everything there was to know about the rejected contract, and how a strike vote was going to bankrupt UA, are out in force I see.
Where are all those frantic passengers who had a flt on the 20th, tell me are you going to fly now? Boy people love to put up the most alarming thing they can find in here, speculate about the armageddon for airlines and when nothing happens they disappear. Bet they all horded water and gasoline for Y2K as well. HA.
Now can we please settle the IAM 141 contract so UA can go back to work being the best damn way to fly.
AA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5057 times:
Get off the "pilot's bankrupted the airline" crap. The pilot's contract is exactly on line with the pay and benefits they had in 1981 when adjusted for inflation.
UAL is in financial straights 100% because of the failed U merger attempt. For two years, no one was running the company. They overscheduled in the summer of 2000 and couldn't maintain the aircraft and train the crews. It didn't get fixed last summer, either.
Also, all managers were assigned to formulating the merger plan. It's always the same--management screws it up and skates with millions. The employees are left to clean up the mess(read take concessions to keep their jobs).
You want to fly for peanuts, pay the employees peanuts and enjoy the finest service and safety. Can't have it all.TC