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.
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New Federal Rule Key Step to Enhance Safety of Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air
July 31, 2014 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement today in response to the new rule regarding the shipment of lithium batteries issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

“The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l is pleased that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued overdue safety regulations for transporting lithium batteries by air and has taken steps to harmonize existing U.S. rules with international standards.”
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ALPA: No U.S. Airline Pilot Shortage
As Congress Flies Home for August Recess, Regional Pilot Starting Pay Remains Rock-Bottom
July 31, 2014 - A new fact sheet from the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) shows starting pay for regional airline pilots remains rock-bottom while hundreds of qualified pilots are furloughed and others choose to work abroad, making clear that, while adequate numbers of qualified pilots are available, the pilot pay shortage is a serious hurdle in regional airlines’ ability to attract and retain them.
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ALPA Applauds House Actions to Restore Airfare Transparency
Lawmakers pass legislation to make airfare’s hidden fees & taxes visible to consumers.
July 28, 2014 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement in support of legislation that today passed the U.S. House of Representatives which requires previously hidden government-imposed taxes and fees to be fully disclosed to the consumer.

“ALPA applauds the House for its action to overwhelmingly pass the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (H.R. 4156). In 2012, the Department of Transportation (DOT) introduced a regulation that prohibits airfare advertisements from highlighting the base cost of an airline ticket. This misguided policy effectively hid the magnitude of government imposed taxes and fees from consumers, which typically constitute 21 percent of the total ticket cost.”
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Urgent Action Needed to Deny NAI #3: The White House Needs to Hear the Call to Deny NAI!
July 28, 2014 - Take action NOW: DOT is poised to make a decision on Norwegian Air International by August 31. With Congress in a recess for the month of August, we must make sure that the Administration knows we are paying attention and will remain vigilant in our call to Deny NAI! More than 150 Members of Congress and 30,000 Americans have made their voice heard to Deny NAI. We must redouble our efforts and engage again—the time to act is now! Click below to take action to send an email message to your federal legislators. Click here to see if your representative and senator have weighed in to Deny NAI. If they have, please thank them and ask them to call the White House. If they have yet to act, please urge them to do so now. Our jobs are on the line.

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ALPA Lauds U.S. Senate Confirmation of Mendez and Rogoff as Key DOT Officials
July 24, 2014 - Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Victor Mendez as Deputy Secretary of Transportation and Peter Rogoff as Under Secretary for Policy.

“The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) congratulates Deputy Secretary Mendez and Under Secretary Rogoff on their confirmation today by the U.S. Senate. Both U.S. Department of Transportation leaders are highly respected as dedicated public servants.”
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ALPA: Air Travel the Safest Mode of Transportation
July 24, 2014 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), is deeply saddened and troubled by the apparent loss of an Air Algerie flight and yesterday’s crash of a TransAsia Airways plane on a Taiwanese island. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the crews, passengers, and all those affected by these tragic events.
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ALPA Supports ICAO’s Leading Malaysia Flight 17 Crash Investigation
July 21, 2014 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement regarding the International Civil Aviation Organization’s arrival on site at the Malaysia Flight MH17 crash location.

“The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) strongly supports a thorough investigation of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 led by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). ICAO, which is the international aviation component of the United Nations, is an extremely knowledgeable and objective organization relied upon worldwide for its leadership in setting international aviation standards.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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FDX MEC Assists in Introduction of Veterans TRICARE Choice Act
May 21, 2014 - The FedEx ALPA Legislative Affairs Committee is pleased to announce that Congress has started to address inequities in the current federal law concerning TRICARE and employer-provided health care. H.R. 4682, the Veterans TRICARE Choice Act, was introduced yesterday in the House.
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JetBlue Pilots Elect First Leaders Under ALPA Representation
April 29, 2014 - The ten interim local representatives at JetBlue Airways, which is represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), elected new Master Executive Council (MEC) officers to spearhead the union’s efforts.
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FDX Master Executive Council Thanks NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman
April 24, 2014 - On April 25, 2014, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman will step down from her position to join the National Safety Council as its president and CEO. The FedEx ALPA Master Executive Council regrets her departure, as she has been a champion for safety over a myriad of transportation venues, including aviation, trucking, and railroads.
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JetBlue Pilots Vote for ALPA by Overwhelming Margin
April 22, 2014 - Today, the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced that the 2,600+ pilots at JetBlue Airways voted overwhelmingly to join the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA). Of the votes cast, 71% of JetBlue pilots voted for ALPA. The win shows the strong desire of JetBlue pilots to gain a meaningful voice in their future, the certainty of a collective bargaining agreement, and the resources needed to be relevant. These objectives motivated the overwhelming grass roots effort by JetBlue pilots which led to today’s vote.
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