United Airlines has confirmed talks with its maintenance workers union over a new contract paused on Friday (October 2) after rival carrier American Airlines tentatively agreed to a wage increase.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters said its workers had been offered “significant pay rises” by Chicago-based United but American’s offer to its own workforce had “reset the market”.
Clacy Griswold, lead negotiator for the Teamsters, said: “Delta and American are setting the pace and United is dragging its feet. Our hardworking aviation professionals deserve industry- leading pay and benefits and will settle for nothing less.”
United said it would reconvene talks with the Teamsters in two weeks.