United Airlines decided to show up for this weeks negotiations which was a surprise to the IBT Negotiating Committee since the Company representatives indicated last month they were uncertain if they could meet without speaking to their leadership. The negotiating committee can report progress with agreement on Article 18 and 20 and the inclusion of the Consent Decree. These items which are finally agreed to have taken the better part of 4 months which is an incredibly slow pace for items which should have been agreed to on day one. The committee members included in this weeks session were Ben Morales, Alcino Marques, Gene Bray, Ken Boulet, Randay Overstreet, Jim Prout, John Hennelly along with legal council Deirdre Hamilton. The next session is scheduled for June 17th in Houston.