United Airlines has announced a tentative agreement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which represents approximately 30,000 ground workers. The two-year agreement reportedly includes “industry-best” wage rates, as well as job protection and safeguards against outsourcing roles.
While the specific details of the contract have not been disclosed, the announcement follows ongoing negotiations between United Airlines and its pilots and flight attendants unions. Previously, pilots rejected a preliminary agreement and negotiations have since resumed.
The IAM District 141 will be scheduling a ratification vote for its members to approve the agreements. The tentative agreement covers seven work classifications, including fleet service workers, passenger service workers, and maintenance instructors, among others. If ratified, the IAM will return to negotiations in one year to bargain for more.