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United, flight attendants reach tentative deal on first post-merger contract

United, flight attendants reach tentative deal on first post-merger contract

United Airlines and its flight attendants have tentatively agreed to a new contract that would boost top pay rates by as much as 31 percent and, for the first time, cover all of the airline's flight attendants under a single labor agreement.

A council of elected local union leaders with the Association of Flight Attendants unanimously approved submitting the agreement to United's 25,000 flight attendants for ratification, the council said in a letter posted on the union's website Tuesday evening.

It was just last Friday that United and the union announced they had agreed on the terms of a new contract that would bring all flight attendants under a single labor contract for the...

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