CHICAGO (December 13, 2022) — The United Airlines Union Coalition
, representing 78,000 workers at United, today released the following statement on United's aircraft order announcement:
"Money for new planes, money for supersonic jets without engines, money for yet-to-be-approved electric taxis. None of these planes will fly without the people of United Airlines. We recognize the potential value in this announcement for working people with new aircraft manufactured in the U.S., but the proof is in the pudding with our contract negotiations. It's about the kind of jobs this creates at United Airlines and the jobs that support its operation. It’s time United Airlines management get serious at the negotiating table to reach contracts that reflect the value of the work of the people who make United fly."
The United Master Executive Council of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) represents 25,000 of aviation’s first responders at United Airlines.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 141 represents approximately 28,000 Fleet Service, Passenger Service, Reservations, Stockroom, Central Load Planner, Maintenance Instructor, Fleet Technical Instructor, Emergency Procedures Instructor, and Security Officer workers at United Airlines.
The United Master Executive Council of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) represents over 14,000 pilots flying a fleet of 700 aircraft every day all across the globe.
The Professional Airline Flight Control Association (PAFCA) UAL represents the nearly 423 FAA certificated Aircraft Dispatchers at United.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Airline Division represents 10,000 United Airlines Technicians.