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Increasingly Unfriendly Skies... UAL Pilots Reject Tentative Agreement

9,980 United Pilots Voted, With 94 Percent Voting Against

United Airlines pilots have voted overwhelmingly to reject the tentative agreement (TA) that was presented to the pilot group earlier this summer.

A record 9,980 United pilots participated, with 94 percent voting against the proposal. This TA fell short of the industry-leading contract United pilots 'have earned and deserve after leading the airline through the pandemic and back to profitability.'

“I want to thank the United pilots for their outstanding participation at this important moment in our history,” said United Master Executive Council chair Capt. Mike Hamilton. “By the Company’s own admission, this agreement missed the mark. That’s why both parties agreed to reengage at the bargaining table for a new, improved agreement. It is vital United management recognizes that an industry-leading contract is required to hire, train, and retain the best pilots in the world for the United Next growth plan to succeed.”

Unfortunately, management has now, apparently, taken a wait-and-see approach to negotiations.

In the face of what the pilots see as continued management delays, they will immediately begin a series of informational picketing events to bring the Company back to the bargaining table to finalize an agreement.

United pilots report that they are unified and committed to reaching a comprehensive agreement that fully recognizes their contributions to the success of the airline.

FMI: www.alpa.org/ual

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