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."