United Airlines Pilots' Salaries Soar By 40%
United Airlines pilots have approved a new contract that provides for a substantial 40.2% increase in pay over the course of the four-year deal, as announced by union representatives, Danielle Haynes reported for United Press International (UPI).
The contract amounts to approximately $10 billion. I Photo: United Facebook
The Air Line Pilots Association stated that 82% of the pilots who voted on the contract gave their approval, which amounts to approximately $10 billion. In total, 97% of all United pilots participated in the vote.
Garth Thompson, chairman of the ALPA's United Master Executive Council, remarked, "This industry-leading contract brings significant benefits to our pilots and could not have been achieved without their unity and unwavering determination."
Thompson continued, "I am proud that our pilot group will receive recognition for their contributions to the company's success. United Airlines cannot prosper without the dedicated efforts of its labor groups."
Flight-deck crew members will see their pay increase by a range of 34.5% to 40.2%, and they will also receive signing bonus pay retroactive to January 2020. United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby praised the new contract.