United Airlines pilots vote to 'resoundingly' reject contract offer
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United Airlines pilots voted to "overwhelmingly" reject the tentative agreement that was presented in June, their union said on Tuesday.
A record 9,980 United pilots participated with 94% voting against the proposal, the union — the Air Line Pilots Association — said in a statement.
The union said the agreement fell short of the industry-leading contract United pilots earned and deserve following struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic and recent surges in travel.
The tentative agreement, announced in June, offered more than 14.5% cumulative pay increases and enhanced overtime and training pay. However, some pilots were not happy with the deal, prompting the union to renegotiate its terms.