United Airlines (Chicago) has announced that it has reached an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) to put a proposed joint collective bargaining agreement out for ratification. The proposed agreement will bring together the airline’s more than 8,600 technicians and related employees under a single contract.
United and the union worked with the assistance of the National Mediation Board to reach the agreement.
United has joint collective bargaining agreements covering the majority of its represented employees, including pilots, dispatchers, fleet service, passenger service, reservations and storekeeper workgroups. The company is engaged in mediated negotiations with the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) and recently entered into discussions with its pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, to consider an extension of their current collective agreement.
The proposed agreement is subject to ratification and covers mechanics and related employees located throughout the United States.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-924 ER N69835 (msn 60087) taxies to the runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
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United Airlines (Chicago) today (April 16) welcomed a new Boeing 737-900 ER aircraft to its fleet, and while it is not the first of the next generation Boeing planes the company will take delivery of this year, it is the first to feature a vibrant purple fuselage. The pictured commemorative Boeing 737-924 ER N66848 (msn 42188) is specially painted to honor United’s ten years of supporting the March of Dimes and their mission to provide families across the country with care and valuable information on pregnancy and having healthy babies.
Flight UA 2051 departed Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport this morning bound for Chicago O’Hare, filled with customers and United partners who supported the March of Dimes through United’s fundraising efforts. Each guest was personally welcomed aboard the special flight by 2015 March of Dimes National Ambassador Family, long-time United employee Elise Jackson, her son Elijah and husband Todd. United’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and the 2015 March for Babies National Chairman John Rainey also personally thanked guests for their meaningful contributions.
N66848 was handed over to the airline on March 30 and also features Aviation Partners Boeing Split Scimitar Winglets.
The airline continued:
Over the past nine years, United employees have contributed more than $5.5 million to the March of Dimes and have walked more than 36,000 miles in March for Babies events nationwide. Last year alone, United and its employees raised more than $700,000 for March of Dimes research, education and services. This year, United has committed to raise $1.2 million for the organization, with about half of that from employee efforts. And thanks to the generosity of the passengers on this flight, United has raised $780,000 for the March of Dimes with today’s delivery.
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Continental Airlines (Houston) in celebration of its 75th Anniversary is painting its new Boeing 737-924 ER N75436 (msn 33531) in a retro 1947 “Blue Skyway” livery. The new special color scheme adorned aircraft will fly to Houston on June 25 and will be unveiled to the employees at gate E5 at 3 p.m. (1500). The following day the airliner will fly to Newark for an anniversary celebration at 10 a.m. (1000) at gate 120. The 737 will then fly to Cleveland for another celebration at 1:30 p.m. on the same day at 1:30 p.m. (1330). The Douglas DC-3 and Convair 240-era “Blue Sky” 1947 livery was selected by the employees in a contest. Further information (registration?) and any photos are always welcome.