United Airlines, Pilots Reach Contract Agreement
CHICAGO (AP) _ Negotiators for United Airlines and its pilots union have agreed on a new labor contract after more than three years of frequently bitter bargaining, the parties said today.
The contract will be submitted soon to the United chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association for ratification, according to a brief statement. Details of the pact were not immediately made available.
The union represents the airline’s 7,679 pilots, who have been working under terms of an expired contract since April 1, 1988.
The pilots made a new contract their top priority after their attempt to lead an employee buyout of the carrier failed last October.
United’s flight attendants and mechanics also are working under expired contracts.