Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As an update to the status of the new Controllers agreement at United Airlines, unfortunately we were unable to meet in August, and the same is true for September. This happened for a number of reasons on both sides of the table. We are scheduled to resume October 8&9th as well as the full last week of October.
To be clear we are into the economics of the package and that phase generally takes longer under RLA bargaining. The table is set however for the industry comparisons. We, like the pilots and mechanics, will be compared to American and Delta. We know what is being offered at American, and thanks to the rank and file committee members, we now have an accurate picture of Delta.
I certainly understand your frustration but believe this process will conclude within in the next several months with a package that will be acceptable to the group.
If you need any other information, please feel free to contact me.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters