JanValls The deal, which is valued at $10 billion according to the Air Line Pilots Association (the pilots’ union), was approved by 82% of United pilots who voted on it. ALPA announced on Friday that more than 97% United pilots voted in favor of the new contract. Since the Covid pandemic, pilots and other unions have been pressing for better pay and work rules. UAW President Shawn Fain announced that the United Auto Workers union plans to expand strikes against General Motors, Ford Motor and two U.S. Assembly plants on Friday.