Release #: UAL 23.05
September 29, 2023

United Airlines Pilots Approve New Contract

ROSEMONT (Ill.) – Today, the United Master Executive Council (MEC), represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), reported 82 percent of United Airlines pilots voted in favor of a new comprehensive working agreement that adds more than $10B of value to the existing contract. 97 percent of eligibile pilots participated in the ballot.

“This industry-leading contract brings substantial benefits to our pilots and could not have happened without their unity and steadfast resolve, said MEC Chair Capt. Garth Thompson. “I am proud that our pilot group will be recognized for their contributions to the company’s success. United Airlines cannot thrive without the hard work of its labor groups.”

The new agreement includes an industry-leading increase in pay raises over the life of the contract, as well as quality of work-life and work rule improvements, sick leave and vacation improvements, and an increase to retirement benefits for United’s 16,000 pilots.

The contract is effective on September 29, 2023 and becomes amendable on September 30, 2027. 

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