United Airlines’ 9,000 technicians and related employees, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, ratified a new six-year joint contract Dec. 5. “[The] package [is] worth a collective $1.7 billion in improvements in compensation and benefits over the current agreement,” Teamsters airline division director David Bourne said. “[It is] the largest contract for a mechanics group in airline industry history.” United Airlines said the contract ...

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