International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Labor peace at United: Mechanics OK contract, last union to ink post-merger deal

Labor peace at United: Mechanics OK contract, last union to ink post-merger deal

United Airlines' 9,000 mechanics narrowly ratified a new contract on Monday, the first joint contract for the group since United combined workforces with Continental Airlines in a merger six years ago.

Just 51.58 percent of the mechanics voted in favor of the deal, International Brotherhood of Teamsters spokeswoman Kara Deniz said. The mechanics were the only remaining domestic unionized employee group without a new contract, United said in a news release.

"Today's successful vote is a milestone that marks the beginning of a new, exciting journey for this airline — one where we are working together as an airline that is truly united as a team," United CEO Oscar...

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