UA and IBT reach non-tentative agreement

On October 23, 2015, United announced that it had reached an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters “to put a proposed joint collective bargaining agreement out for ratification” by its mechanics. On October 26, the Teamsters clarified that this was a not a tentative agreement, but United’s “final offer,” which the union had agreed to put out for vote. Among the highlights are scales that match Delta rates, except for future new hires, who would be paid at a lower rate (and subject to less generous holiday, vacation, sick leave, and retirement provisions for eight-and-a-half years). The profit sharing pool would be 5% of pre-tax profit up to a pre-tax margin of 6.9% and 10% thereafter. The results of the ratification vote are scheduled to be announced on January 25, 2016.

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