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.