imageALPA to CAPA Summit: Pilots are Ultimate Investors in Building Strong and Competitive Airlines
Capt. Moak First Labor CEO to Participate in Summit Program
November 21, 2014 - Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), underscored today in panel remarks before the Centre for Aviation—CAPA 2014 World Aviation Summit that airline pilots have a role as the ultimate investors in their companies and that they share a common commitment with management to building economically strong and competitive airlines.
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imageALPA Pilots Host Fly-in to #denyNAI
More than 100 aviation workers, including pilots from 14 ALPA member airlines, hit Capitol Hill Wednesday as part of ALPA’s Day of Action, urging members of Congress to continue sending the U.S. Department of Transportation a loud and clear message to deny NAI’s foreign air carrier permit application. The group met directly with numerous Members of Congress and visited all 535 House and Senate offices to stress the urgency to safeguard the U.S. aviation industry against NAI’s flag-of-convenience business model.
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imageALPA Pilots Touch Down in D.C. for “Deny NAI” Day of Action
Airline Workers Underscore Sweeping Opposition to Flag-of-Convenience Business Model; Ask Congressional Leaders to Press DOT to Deny Permit Request
November 19, 2014 - Scores of Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) pilots converged on Capitol Hill today to rivet attention on the overwhelming opposition across the airline industry and in Congress to Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) foreign air carrier permit application.

“U.S. and legitimate EU airlines play by the rules in the global marketplace—that’s fair competition,” said Capt. Lee Moak, ALPA’s president. “Conversely, NAI’s model to skirt employment and tax laws is a direct attack on the fair market. The airline pilots streaming across Capitol Hill today are making clear their strong objection to this business model.”
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imageALPA to Congress: Ensure Long-term, Sustained Funding for NextGen
Calls to Eliminate Gov’t Policies that Harm U.S. Airlines’ Ability to Compete Globally
November 18, 2014 - Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today challenged Congress to advance long-term, sustained funding for modernizing the national airspace and to end government policies that put U.S. airlines at a competitive disadvantage internationally. The call came in testimony (written submission | oral testimony) before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

“When it comes to issues of modernizing the airspace in the United States, I’m happy to report that it’s on the verge of becoming a success story,” said Capt. Moak at the hearing titled FAA Reauthorization: Issues in Modernizing and Operating in the Nation’s Airspace. “We’ve made considerable progress, during turbulent times, in spite of dealing with issues like sequestration and operating under 23 short-term extensions.”
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ALPA Asks Senate to Uphold Laws to #denyNAI
November 13, 2014 - ALPA wrote to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday, asking them to support House-passed legislation that requires the U.S. Department of Transportation to follow the law and the provisions of the U.S.-EU Open Skies agreement when considering Norwegian Air International’s request for a foreign air carrier permit. The letter explained, “The full enforcement and application of these laws and provisions help guarantee fair and open competition for U.S. and European airlines.”
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imageIFALPA Committees Convene at ALPA Offices
November 13, 2014 - Several standing committees of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) are meeting at ALPA’s Herndon, Va., offices this week to discuss policy matters and share information. Yesterday, the Federation’s Industrial Committee received a briefing from ALPA Sr. Attorney Russ Bailey, who reviewed the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) increasing interest in market liberalization and other economic issues—new concerns for an agency traditionally focused on safety, security, and environment. A group of ICAO member states are urging the agency to draft a model air services agreement that would scrap current airline ownership and control policies and replace them with principal-place-of-business language. “These are real consequential issues for pilots,” said Bailey, who is working with IFALPA to combat these efforts.
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imageFDX Pilots Continue Info Picketing
November 13, 2014 - As FedEx Express pilots continue their campaign to obtain a contract, more than 200 gathered for informational picketing on Wednesday in Denver, Indianapolis, and New York City. In addition, fellow ALPA pilots from ASA, Delta, Envoy, ExpressJet, Endeavor, Air Wisconsin, PSA, and United participated. The FedEx pilots and management reached a contract agreement in 2011, which was accompanied by a unique commitment to engage in interim discussions prior to the resumption of formal bargaining in January 2013. This commitment was intended to foster a more efficient process and create a timely conclusion to negotiations when formal negotiations commenced. The carrier has continued to falter to meet that objective.
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imageVeterans, We Salute You!
November 11, 2014 - Solemn ceremonies across North America mark Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada—the anniversary of the official end of World War I in 1918. Pause on this day, and honor and remember our military veterans. Let us also carry in our hearts a special place for those who have served our two nations in war and peace to preserve the liberties we hold so dear. To our veterans—today, and every day, we salute you.

imageFDX Pilots Continue Info Picketing
November 13, 2014 - As FedEx Express pilots continue their campaign to obtain a contract, more than 200 gathered for informational picketing on Wednesday in Denver, Indianapolis, and New York City. In addition, fellow ALPA pilots from ASA, Delta, Envoy, ExpressJet, Endeavor, Air Wisconsin, PSA, and United participated. The FedEx pilots and management reached a contract agreement in 2011, which was accompanied by a unique commitment to engage in interim discussions prior to the resumption of formal bargaining in January 2013. This commitment was intended to foster a more efficient process and create a timely conclusion to negotiations when formal negotiations commenced. The carrier has continued to falter to meet that objective.
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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.
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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.
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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 http://bit.ly/spscevent. 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.
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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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