United pilots ratify contract that significantly bumps pay

United Airlines pilots have ratified a new labor contract. 

Pilots approved the new contract with 82% voting in favor, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) announced. Ninety-seven percent of eligible pilot participated in the vote. 

The vote finalizes the tentative agreement that United management and ALPA reached in July. 

United pilots will receive 34.5% to 40.2% pay rate increases over the four-year lifespan of the contract, as well as benefit increases and work rule improvements. 

ALPA said the contract adds more than $10 billion in value for United pilots compared to the previous contract. 

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