United Technicians ratify new bargaining agreement

United Airlines technicians, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), have voted to ratify a new joint collective bargaining agreement, the company said.

The IBT agreement brings together the airline´s more than 9,000 technicians and related employees under a single contract, delivering improvements that technicians have said are important, including wage increases and job protections.

United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers.