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  1. Shaking things up at Willis Tower - FlyerTalk Forums

    […] UA announced 5 new SVP/VP roles this afternoon in an internal message (link to my story about the news): […]

  2. Mike
    Mike at |

    Yay, now hiring, United Express ground handlers – 7.75/hour starting, just like Delta Ground Services!
    I would support United building a group where they bid on other airline contracts as long as they had a decent pay scale, etc.
    Otherwise, they are just going to be in the stinky heap of poor paying, poor quality, and poor service ground handling companies.

  3. Bob
    Bob at |

    What is Scott O’Leary’s role at COdbaUA these days?

  4. Al
    Al at |

    The real headline should be United reaps record profit yet chooses greed over good employee relations. Creation of a separate low wage ground handling subsidiary is a thinky veiled union busting ploy designed to bypass negotiated labor agreements with its professional workforce, and the plan further accelerates the race to the bottom in quality customer service at what once was a world class airline.

    BRIGETTA at |

    HELLO how do i sign up to work for subsidiary for united airlines please let me know. i would love to apply for it. thank you so much.

  6. UA forms new subsidiary, hires Brad Rich SVP - Airline Pilot Central Forums

    […] UA forms new subsidiary, hires Brad Rich SVP Looks like United has formed a new ground handling subsidiary to the likes of Envoy and DGS. Also, Sandra Pineau-Boddison has been replaced as SVP-United Express by former SkyWest President Brad Rich. Reshuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic it seems. New VPs, Subsidiary for United Airlines – Wandering Aramean […]

  7. Alex S
    Alex S at |

    Ok So hiring contract company employees at $8/hr with no benefits is gonna help the company? Some of these guys that are with United have been with the company for over 20 years and have gotten decent pay with benefits! Now many of them will have to find new work in order to support themselves or families if they have one! The airline industry is turning into a walmart, and yet those guys will get paid better!

  8. Tracey P
    Tracey P at |

    Welcome to the transition scenerio from Continental to Continental Express. Sad thing is you will all end up like me after 20 years, loving what I do and only making $13/hr at top out, no benefits except flight privileges and still loving the job …

  9. Tracey P
    Tracey P at |

    Oh, and I provide EXCELLENT customer service as a vendor employee!

  10. GT Davis
    GT Davis at |

    It seems it’s ok that someone else either gets replaced or their jobs outsourced as long as it isn’t me. Pretty pathetic. Record profits and where do they go? Beware, someday your company may be coming after your job.

    1. Al
      Al at |

      The race to the bottom is off and running in the airline industry. As long as there are workers willing to cross a picket line, willing to take the jobs of other workers for less pay, and willing to be exploited and used by corporate execs who are paid millions of dollars in bonuses for reducing worker wages and benefits, then all of the good jobs with livable wages and benefits to help support a family will eventually be WalMartized down to subsistance level. And subsistance level wages appears to be the goal of airline corporate management for all ground employees in the future.

      1. Jay
        Jay at |

        Seth is right…. I work at UA…. I told everyone of my co-workers… read the contract. Don’t bother with the Union bulltet points… Everything the company has been doing is lock step with the Union. I have watched the Union put up little to NO resistance to the changes the company has put forth. Read the first page of the contract… UA will do whatever it needs to do to stay in bussiness, which includes replacing workers if money issues arise. Basicly any language about job security is just that langguage… the compay will do what it takes to stay in the black.

        Everyone was listening to the Union praise the contract and the raise we would get. But some of us where warning others that the contract did not protect out stations form being replaced. Plus, sCO agents were not protected because of no merger senioty list. Plus, with a contract that defines all the rules to the “T”, leaves no protection from managment for inforcing rules and putting forth new ones that profit the company.

        Who cares about more money… we are lossing everything else… so stop with the Union busting non-sense… read the worthless contract, the company dosen’t have to bust the Union, the employees that fell for the “union will protect you” non-sense did to themselves. The company will get what it wants, and the Union will get thier dues money… nothing else matters.

  11. Robin
    Robin at |

    Will this new group replace Simplicity in DEN or are they part of the new company?

  12. Robby
    Robby at |

    Seth it’s so stupid United is doing this now after years of putting up with an 85% turnover rate, illegals, and felons that DGS, Eagle as well as all the other subsidiaries. In the market. The major airlines are on the hook the first time the aviation industry is hit with terrorism. They’ve been told and notified. No clauses in contracts will the airline be able to claim because of gross negligence on their part.low income aviation jobs harbor Isis terrorist ( the Two that worked for DGS up in DTW OR MSP) who were working with and around us which they’re both dead now for being mercinairies blowing themselves up in the name of Terrisom . Our politicians and major Airlines know all this . Delta and American are now insourcing. more because of all the negative affects of passing the buck to the subsidiaries that they somehow think relieves them from any responsibility and are owned by the major airlines? Who needs to contribute to retirement. This is the mother load of being instant lottery winners . It will happen and when it does. Those mainline workers and or their spouses will be there in the courtrooms giving witness of negligence by the major Airlines.