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United Technicians Agree New Labor Deal

The joint collective bargaining agreement gives technicians improved compensations and benefits.

United Airlines has confirmed its maintenance technicians have voted to ratify a new joint collective bargaining agreement through its union the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT).

The six-year labor contract covers around 9,000 technicians and brings improved compensation and benefits for employees, according to the IBT.

David Bourne, director of the Teamsters airline division, said: “This contract represents the largest contract for a mechanics group in airline industry history.”

United said the deal now means it has reached new agreements with every unionized work group this year.

These include the Chicago-headquartered airline’s maintenance and fleet technical instructors, along with the likes of pilots, dispatchers and ramp and passenger-service agents. 

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