An arbitration panel released an integrated seniority list for pilots at United Airlines today, allowing the carrier to fully integrate its two pilots groups three years after its merger with Continental Airlines.
The ruling is binding and effectively immediately, says the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), which represents the pilot groups.
Chicago-based United has not announced an implementation timeline for the integrated list, it says.
"We are pleased the seniority list has been issued and look forward to having a unified pilot group," says United.
ALPA must merge its Continental and United master executive councils and an election of new officers is expected in October, the union says.
Bruce York, director of representation at ALPA, told Flightglobal in April that the union anticipated implementation of the integrated list being complete in the fourth quarter.
Pilots at United ratified a joint labour agreement in December 2012.