Your negotiating committee met this morning with the National Mediation Board (NMB) at the NMB headquarters in Washington, DC. In attendance for the union were the voting members of the negotiating committee, Teamsters Airline Division Director Capt. David Bourne as well as legal, actuarial and economic staff from the International. In attendance from the NMB were Board Member Linda Puchala and Mediator Gerry McGuckin. The purpose of the meeting was for the Board to review and ask questions to the negotiating committee concerning the union’s comprehensive counterproposal that has been given to the NMB, but not yet presented to United. Issues addressed at this meeting included, but were not limited to, industry-leading wages, benefits and pension after the company’s latest offer was rejected by over 93 percent.
After reviewing the union’s counterproposal, which was finalized and submitted to the NMB earlier this month, the Board wanted to bring both sides individually to Washington, DC to move negotiations forward. Dates for face-to-face negotiations between the company and the union will be determined after meetings between the two sides and the Board during the week of June 6, 2016.
Your committee is dedicated to moving quickly in order to get a tentative agreement with the company that is reflective of the hard work, dedication and professionalism of Teamster Technicians and Related members working at United Airlines. As soon as your committee receives information, it will be distributed to you.
Your Negotiating Committee