United Airlines Union Coalition Statement on Aircraft Order Announcement
December 15, 2022
The United Airlines Union Coalition, representing 78,000 workers at United, released the following statement on United's aircraft order announcement this week:
"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."