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UA & IAM 141M Reach Tentative Agreement  
User currently offlineLhuaaua From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 44 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4475 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."




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User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3422 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4444 times:

This is truly great news that there will be no work stoppage. Hopefully the agreement won't bankrupt the airline, though.

User currently offlineApathoid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4437 times:

ALPA bankrupted that airline dude. Pilot concessions is the only thing that will save them and we all know the flyboys won't do that. Bye-bye United...

User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2163 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4430 times:

What are the details of the agreement?

User currently offline61Heavy From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 4404 times:

ALPA bankrupted that airline dude. Pilot concessions is the only thing that will save them and we all know the flyboys won't do that. Bye-bye United...

Sorry to confuse you with the facts, dude, but ALPA is currently in negotiations to take pay concessions.

Whiteford has made it clear in both public communications and letters to the membership that concessions will be made.

61Heavy


User currently offlineApathoid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 4382 times:

The day ALPA makes concessions is the day Jesse Jackson fights for equal rights for the suburbs. If they are saying they will take concessions, they are certainly talking out their ass.

User currently offlineUALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4347 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.


User currently offlineUAL1837 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4341 times:

Hey UALPHLCS:

United has ALWAYS been the best damn way to fly.

U N I T E D: Come fly the NEW friendly skies!


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7388 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4338 times:

Good to hear! UA doesn't need any bad press and people certainly don't need to be stranded.


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineAA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4329 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



FL450, M.85
User currently offlineUALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4313 times:

ALPA has told UA that they WILL sit down and agree to concessions on two conditions:

1)ALL contracts have to be signed. IAM 141M AND IAM 141 (Ramp CS and Res.)
2)NO open ended concessions. When UA is back on track the pay comes back to contract levels.

I hope this clears up the BS that the pilots won't give concessions to save United. This company is their bread and butter too.


User currently offlineAA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4312 times:

At least ALPA has learned from the IAM--include a snap-back in ANY concession package.TC


FL450, M.85
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