FedEx Pilots to Conduct Informational Picketing
September 22, 2014 - FedEx pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), will conduct informational picketing on Tuesday, September 23, in three cities to show their continuing frustration with ongoing contract negotiations and their resolute support of their Negotiating Committee.
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ALPA Commends Executive Branch, U.S. House for Upholding Libyan Restrictions on Flight Training
Union Called for Maintaining Prohibition in Letters to DHS and U.S. House
September 18, 2014 - Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement commending the Executive Branch and the Department of Homeland Security for upholding the prohibition on admitting Libyan nationals to the United States for flight training and hailed the U.S. House for strongly backing the prohibition.

“The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l commends the Executive Branch and the Department of Homeland Security for recognizing the security threat and upholding the ban on allowing Libyan nationals to come to the United States for flight training. We also express our gratitude to the U.S. House for its strong support for maintaining the 30-year-old prohibition.”
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ALPA: Continuing Resolution Provides Time to Discuss Reform on Ex-Im Bank Financing
September 17, 2014 - Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding the U.S. House Continuing Resolution extending the Ex-Im Bank’s financing through June 2015.

“In passing today’s continuing resolution that includes extending operations for the U.S. Export-Import Bank through June 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives has set the stage for final action, which will then provide ample time to work through critical issues and develop targeted, meaningful reform.”
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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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ALPA Hails Government Action to Update Canadian Pilot Fatigue Rules
New, science-based regulations are essential to ensuring highest safety standards
September 15, 2014 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) welcomes the notice of proposed amendment (NPA) regarding flight crew fatigue management issued today by Transport Canada.

“ALPA commends the Canadian government for making the process for modernizing pilot flight- and duty-time rules a priority,” said Capt. Dan Adamus, president of ALPA’s Canada Board. “The NPA marks a significant step forward in advancing ALPA’s goals for combating pilot fatigue and further improving air safety throughout Canada.”

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imageHonoring the Victims of September 11
September 11, 2014 - An overflow crowd of pilots and staff assembled in ALPA’s 9/11 Memorial Garden in Herndon, Va., this morning to remember those lost to the terrorist attacks 13 years ago.

Led by Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the gathering honored the memory of the passengers and crews of United Flight 175, United Flight 93, American Airlines Flight 11, and American Airlines Flight 77 with a reading of the names of the crewmembers. And Capt. Moak reiterated the spirit of resilience that continues in memory of those lost souls.
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ALPA Applauds U.S. House Efforts to Uphold Libyan Restrictions on Flight Training
WASHINGTON—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement today from ALPA president, Capt. Lee Moak, regarding action by the Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives to favorably report H.R. 5401, legislation to block a proposed Department of Homeland Security regulation. Read Moak’s letter to the House Judiciary Committee. Read more...

NTSB’s UPS Flight 1354 Investigation Affirms Need to Safeguard All Airline Pilots from Fatigue
One Level of Safety Required Whether Pilots Fly Passengers or Cargo
September 9, 2014 - Today’s National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) meeting to discuss the investigation of the UPS Flight1354 accident that resulted in the tragic loss of two pilots reinforces the call by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) to bring all-cargo pilots under the same pilot fatigue regulations that currently protect pilots who fly passengers.
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FedEx Pilots to Conduct Informational Picketing
September 22, 2014 - FedEx pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), will conduct informational picketing on Tuesday, September 23, in three cities to show their continuing frustration with ongoing contract negotiations and their resolute support of their Negotiating Committee.
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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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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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