National Officers Proud to Report that ALPA is “Stronger Moving Forward”
October 20, 2014 - The 2014 Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) Board of Directors meeting commenced on Monday morning with reports from the four national officers: Capt. Lee Moak, president; Capt. Sean Cassidy, first vice president; Capt. Randy Helling, vice president–finance/treasurer; and Capt. William Couette, vice president–administration/secretary.

ALPA Statement on Travel Protocols During Ebola Monitoring
October 16, 2014 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement calling for a review of the travel protocols currently in place for individuals who are under Centers for Disease Control monitoring for possible exposure to the Ebola virus.

“The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) commends the health-care workers who serve on the front lines in addressing the Ebola virus outbreak. Our thoughts are with them and all who are affected by this terrible disease.”

Ebola Fact Sheet
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ALPA Commends TSA Administrator Pistole’s Commitment to Risk-Based Aviation Security
October 16, 2014 - Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement regarding the resignation of TSA Administrator John Pistole.

“After four years of a strong working relationship with Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) is saddened to learn of his plans to retire. The airline industry in the United States and around the globe has benefitted from his dedicated leadership in advancing a risk-based approach to aviation security.”

ALPA Statement on Ebola Outbreak Air Travel Procedures and Screening
October 9, 2014 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement regarding travel procedures and passenger screening related to the Ebola virus outbreak.

“On behalf of our members and our passengers, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) remains fully engaged with all appropriate government agencies, including the Center for Disease Control, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security to ensure the safety of air transportation in the context of the Ebola outbreak.”

ALPA in NTSB Forum on Flight Data, Locator Technology
October 7, 2014 - Capt. Chuck Hogeman (UAL), ALPA’s Aviation Safety chair, provided line pilot input at the NTSB’s Emerging Flight Data & Locator Forum held today in Washington, D.C. Participating on one of four forum panels, Hogeman presented the Association’s views on potential technical solutions that would help locate wreckage, retrieve data recorders, and recover data after an airline accident.

imageALPA Conveys Pilot Concerns on LED Approach Lights
October 7, 2014 - F/O Steve Jangelis (Delta), chairman of the ALPA Airport and Ground Environment (AGE) Group, was invited by the FAA to be the lead speaker this morning at a government-industry meeting on LED lights in runway approach lighting arrays. Jangelis presented line pilots’ concerns about replacing incandescent approach lights with LEDs.

Addressing Ebola Health Concerns
October 6, 2014 - ALPA has developed a website to inform its members of any health concerns or questions regarding the spread of Ebola. ALPA continues to have full confidence in the air travel procedures currently in place related to the Ebola outbreak.

ALPA Statement on Ebola Heath Concern in Air Transportation
October 2, 2014 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement regarding the recent Ebola health concern as it relates to air transportation.

“The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) has full confidence in the air travel procedures currently in place related to the Ebola outbreak. Airports in countries affected by the Ebola virus are screening airline passengers, and various U.S. government agencies are working to monitor individuals arriving in the United States from affected international airports. If a passenger who appears ill arrives at an airport gate or attempts to board a flight, U.S. airlines have the ability under U.S. law to deny that individual permission to board.”

imageFedEx Pilots Continue Their Stand With Rallies at International Bases
September 30, 2014 - On Sunday, FedEx pilots and their families in Cologne and Hong Kong came together in support of their Negotiating Committee. Just a few days after successful informational picketing events in Anchorage, Los Angeles, and Memphis, Sunday’s rallies provided an opportunity for internationally based pilots to add their voices to the growing frustration with contract negotiations. MEC officers, representatives, and committee members were on hand to answer questions regarding current issues.

Hundreds of FedEx Pilots Participate in Informational Picketing
September 24, 2014 - In a strong show of support of their union Negotiating Committee, hundreds of FedEx pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), participated in informational picketing on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. With a turnout of more than 800 pilots in Anchorage, Los Angeles and Memphis, this demonstration was a clear sign that the pilots are frustrated over the fact that contract negotiations have not concluded.

FedEx Pilots' Informational Picketing
The FDX MEC has asked the National SPSC to invite all fellow ALPA pilots interested to join them on September 23 in three different locations—Memphis, Los Angeles, and Anchorage—for a rally and informational picketing. CBA negotiations at FDX have gone on long enough and our industry’s positive pattern bargaining must continue. The FDX pilots are seeking focused, realistic and fair improvements to their collective bargaining agreement. The FDX pilots are planning informational picketing to show solid support for their negotiating team. If you would like to demonstrate support for the FDX pilots and our profession, please complete the RSVP form through this link All pilots should wear their full uniforms.

Piedmont Pilots Ratify Modifications to Current Agreement
Amendments Include Guaranteed Opportunities at Parent Carrier
September 16, 2014 - Today, the pilots of Piedmont Airlines, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), voted to ratify amendments to their current agreement with the company. With 86 percent of the pilot group participating in the ballot, 77 percent of those pilots voted to approve the modifications to their current contract, which includes plans to refleet the airline as well as guaranteed opportunities for Piedmont pilots with the airline’s parent company, American Airlines.

FDX ALPA Assists in Introduction of Veterans TRICARE Choice Act
August 1, 2014 - The FedEx ALPA Legislative Affairs Committee is pleased to announce that the United States Senate has now addressed the inequities of current federal law concerning TRICARE and employer-¬provided health care. Senate bill S. 2707 was introduced late Wednesday afternoon on July 30, 2014 by Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS). S. 2707 is the companion bill to H.R. 4682—The Veterans TRICARE Choice Act, which was introduced in the House in May 2014.

JetBlue Pilots and Management Set Interim Agreement on Grievance-Arbitration Procedures
New Deal Represents First Major Step Toward First Collective Bargaining Agreement for Pilots
June 17, 2014 - The pilot leadership of JetBlue Airways, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today announced an interim agreement with JetBlue management that creates procedures to efficiently manage pilot grievances and discipline cases while the association works toward a first collective bargaining agreement. The JetBlue pilot representatives, who make up the ALPA JetBlue Master Executive Council (MEC), unanimously approved the interim agreement.

NAA Ceases Operations, ALPA Secures $654,000 for Contract Violations
June 10, 2014 - After months of uncertainty and court proceedings, North American Airlines recently shut down its operations with its final flight on June 7. North American parent company Global Aviation Holdings had defaulted on loan commitments in bankruptcy to Cerberus Capital Management, its primary creditor and financier, in March. Shortly after this occurred, the airline furloughed its New York JFK-based pilots, including some pilots who were furloughed out of seniority order. This move left only the carrier’s Dulles-based pilots in service.