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United Technicians Ratify Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement

December 05, 2016

CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines announced today that the company's technicians, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), have voted to ratify a new joint collective bargaining agreement. With today's announcement, United has reached new agreements with every domestic unionized work group in 2016.

"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," said Oscar Munoz, CEO, United Airlines. "We can now turn confidently toward the future with the shared purpose of building the best airline in the world for employees and customers."

The industry-leading IBT agreement brings together the airline's more than 9,000 technicians and related employees under a single contract, delivering meaningful improvements that technicians have said are important, including wage increases and job protections.

Also in 2016, United reached a joint collective bargaining agreement with flight attendants, as well as contract extensions covering the airline's pilots, dispatchers, ramp and passenger-service agents, contact center employees, storekeepers, load planners, maintenance and fleet technical instructors, and security officers.

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United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates more than 720 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 21 new Boeing aircraft, including 737 NGs, 787s and 777s, as well as six used Airbus A319 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

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