United Airlines (Chicago) despite having de-hub its Cleveland station, has extended its relationship with the NFL Cleveland Browns football organization. The airline will continue to fly the team to its away games. The airline issued this statement:
United Airlines has extended its relationship with the Cleveland Browns, building on its ongoing service to the Cleveland area and the team. As the official airline of the Cleveland Browns, United will continue to fly the team to and from away games throughout the season.
In addition to flying the team, United will maintain its presence at FirstEnergy Stadium and on ClevelandBrowns.com. The airline will also provide exclusive opportunities to Browns fans, including the United Dream Destination, a contest at all home games where the team selects one fan to play a destination trivia game for a chance to win vouchers for United flights.
In addition to its relationship with the Cleveland Browns, United sponsors several Cleveland institutions, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Destination Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Film Commission.
In other news, United has also announced that the company’s approximately 140 fleet technical instructors, represented by the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM), have ratified a new joint labor agreement. In addition, the company’s 49 IAM-represented security officers also voted to ratify a new joint agreement.
United has now achieved joint collective bargaining agreements with a majority of its represented work force, including pilots, dispatchers, fleet service, passenger service, reservations and storekeeper work groups. The company is engaged in facilitated problem-solving negotiations with the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) and is in mediation with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), representing technicians.
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