U.S unions becoming involved in airline merger


U.S labour unions, involved in the United Airline’s merger bid, have signalled they will become more engaged in talks between the parties.

Merger talks are supposedly under way between United Airlines and Delta Air Lines, causing the United Machinists union to inform United chairman Glenn Tilton it expects to be made aware of any significant progress toward a merger.

The United Machinists have further requested that management executives open a dialogue with officials to keep the merger process transparent.

The union represents about 15,000 baggage handlers, reservation agents, and customer service workers at United.

Meanwhile, the Air Line Pilots Association contends any merger or consolidation involving United Airlines won’t be consummated without the involvement of United’s pilots.