Mediator Tells Pilots, United Airlines to Remain Silent
July 9, 2012
The National Mediation Board has imposed an informal gag order on United Airlines’ parent company and its pilots, who have been negotiating a joint contract since soon after United and Continental Airlines announced plans to merge in 2010. United hasn’t reached joint contracts with any of its unionized work groups since merging with Continental. Although the airlines have merged, their flight crews still work separately under different labor contracts.