The last of United Airlines’ labor groups without a new contract―the carrier’s 9,000 aircraft mechanics―are poised to hold a ratification vote on a new, six-year collective bargaining agreement. Ratification by the mechanics, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), would conclude a banner year in labor relations for the Chicago-based airline. IBT leadership said Sept. 29 that it finalized the language in the contract, turning an agreement in principle ...

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