United Airlines and its pilots’ union are returning to the negotiating table for a new contract, a setback for the carrier since it was the first to reach a temporary agreement since the pandemic began.
The United branch of the Air Line Pilots Association admitted on Wednesday that the current agreement was “without” the expectations of some pilots.
The provisional agreement, including a 14% increase within 18 months, was first presented on 24 June. Voting for the main pilots would close this Friday.
“Management has agreed to work with us to remove controversial items and reach a new and improved agreement,” said Captain Mike Hamilton, chairman of the United Master Executive Council, part of ALPA.
Delays can cause waves in other airlines and their pilots ’unions, and will often compare the contracts of other carriers. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines are among US carriers currently in contract talks with pilot unions.
Voting may be delayed by three months to resume talks, and the union will ask its members how to improve the deal, he said.
United has no comment.
United Airlines, which was opposed by the pilots ’union to renegotiate the contract after the final deal
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