The guarantee of an interim agreement remains the priority objective of the United MEC in 2020. Pilots will continue to develop, plan and execute instructional strategies of the 13,100 United pilots. “The company understands that our pilots are united and ready to fight for the deal we deserve,” Insler said. “We believe 2020 will be a historic year for United drivers. We always aspire to excellence, and we expect that this time we will set milestones.¬†Under ALPA`s agreement with United, pilots will fly less and earn less to keep the 13,000 planes on the payroll. Pilots remain in their existing type of aircraft and retain their rank as captain or second officer. United had planned to lay off 2,850 drivers in November and about 1,050 drivers in 2021. “While we are still facing a difficult road to recovery, your support for this unique creative agreement puts us in an unparalleled position of strength when demand recovers,” Quigley said in a memo to pilots. The United chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) says on September 16 that the agreement is a “temporary lifeline” for the 2,850 United pilots who had been warned that their jobs could disappear after October 1. Several milestones have been reached in 2019, starting with a new jumpseat agreement between United`s eight partner airlines (Air Wisconsin, CommutAir, ExpressJet, GoJet, Mesa, Republic, SkyWest and Trans States). The agreement provides a fairer and fairer transportation system than in the past.

United Drivers` Twitter account, @UnitedPilots, also became the first ALPA pilot group account to achieve verified status on the social media platform. This performance gives United pilots additional credibility as a leading authority in the aviation industry. “Our members understand that to protect pilot jobs, we must approve this agreement,” said Todd Insler, president of the United ALPA Master Executive Council, which also sits on the airline`s board of directors. The agreement will help the airline respond quickly to signs of renewed customer demand, said Bryan Quigley, senior vice president of flight operations at United. The interim agreement reached by negotiators on September 9 was approved on Wednesday by an overwhelming majority of the 19-member Master Executive Council of the United chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association, which has virtually met. The vote was 16-3. For the first time in the history of unified pilots, THE MEC DE negotiations were launched at an early stage in this Round of Section 6 negotiations. While considerable progress has been made, much remains to be done. “We knew this process would take some time,” Insler said. “A hasty agreement will not benefit our pilot group. We are cautious in our approach, in order to get the best offer for our drivers and set the bar for the industry.¬†United ALPA stated that the interim agreement met its targets for preventing pilot attacks by June 2021; offers a second round of options for premature separation for pilots aged 50 and over with at least 10 years of experience; Limits Express-Carrier flight and provides triggers for additional salary and contract changes. The agreement, which will be put to a full-fled birth vote this month, will give older pilots with more than 10 years of experience the opportunity to use other premature separation options and adds restrictions on regional air flights.

It also provides triggers for wage increases when passenger demand returns. However, the past year has not been without challenges. As the only U.S.-based airline with ALPA pilots representing ALPA flying the B-737 MAX, World Land has hit United. Following the tragic loss of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines accident victims, MEC leaders and safety experts are fully engaged and provide expertise to safely re-commission the MAX and ensure that pilots are properly trained. “We stop Furloughs and we have cancelled 5,000 evictions and all the others are p