United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) announced that United Airlines reached several new agreements for employees represented by the International Association of Machinists or IAM.
United and the IAM reached a tentative agreement for an initial collective bargaining agreement covering pilot ground school instructors from the company's Continental subsidiary. These employees will vote on the agreement in the coming weeks, the company said.
United also reached an agreement with the IAM regarding the work performed by airport customer service agents that will facilitate the integration and strategic redeployment of aircraft pursuant to United's single operating certificate and combined passenger service system.
In addition, United and the IAM executed an agreement providing for seniority integration of the combined group of storekeepers.
United also announced that airport ground handling work at five airports - Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Buffalo, Detroit and Sacramento - currently performed by outside vendors, will now be done by United Airlines employees.