Nationwide Information Meetings Conclude, IAM-United Members Set to Vote on New Contracts Tomorrow

DL141 Update, April 14, 2016

Over the last two weeks IAM District 141 representatives and local committees have conducted information meetings regarding the IAM-United tentative agreements reached earlier this month. District 141 President and Directing General Chairman Mike Klemm visited all seven United hubs, explaining the new agreements and answering the questions of thousands of IAM-United members.

“I urge every IAM member at United to vote tomorrow for contracts that will provide the highest industry wage rates, unprecedented work scope, industry-best pension benefits and many other work-rule improvements,” said District 141 President Mike Klemm. “I’d like to thank all IAM members for their support during this process. I’d also like to thank the local committees, your negotiating committee and District 141 representatives who have done a fantastic job communicating the benefits of these tentative agreements with IAM members at United during the last two weeks. They have done a phenomenal job.”

The IAM and United reached agreement earlier this month on new contracts covering approximately 30,000 IAM members at United Airlines after four months of “limited issue, expedited negotiations,” a process both parties agreed to in November, 2015.

“It is critical that we all vote tomorrow and have our collective voice heard,” continued Klemm. “Only apathy can prevent us from achieving the industry-best contracts that we have before us.”

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