United Airlines has reached a tentative agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents about 5,500 mechanics. “We are pleased that, following our merger, the new United is continuing to make progress in reaching agreements with our represented employees,” says the operator’s senior VP-technical operations, Jim Keenan. “We now have a ratified agreement with our mechanics at Continental and a tentative agreement with our United co-workers, providing a path to reaching a single, joint agreement with both groups represented by the Teamsters.” United Continental eventually wants the two labor groups to work under a single, combined labor accord.

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