|NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD|
|Washington, D.C. 20572
February 14, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD (NMB)
Re: United Continental Holdings and IAM reach Agreements
Washington, D.C. – The National Mediation Board (NMB) is pleased to announce that on February 13, 2013, United Continental Holdings reached tentative agreements on new joint collective bargaining agreements with the International Association of Machinists (IAM) for Fleet Service, Passenger Service, and Storekeepers of United, Continental, Continental Micronesia and MileagePlus subsidiaries.
Following NMB provided facilitated-problem-solving training, the parties used an Expedited Facilitation process that was guided by NMB Member Linda Puchala, Senior Mediator Patricia Sims, Mediator Michael Kelliher and Mediator Andy Nordgren.
These agreements are subject to ratification by IAM members. Specific information regarding these contracts or their provisions should be obtained directly from the parties.
The National Mediation Board is an independent Federal agency established by the Railway Labor Act, which governs labor-management relations within two key transportation sectors of the United States and U.S. territories: the railroads and airlines.
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