One Voice for Airline Pilots

What does it mean to be "pilot partisan"? It means we speak with one voice on behalf of all airline pilots to both sides of the political aisle regardless of what letter designator is next to an elected official’s name.

And at a time when our industry is reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this has become a key factor in ALPA’s progress to advocate on behalf of our members with elected leaders on Capitol Hill and Parliament Hill. Issues such as health and safety, payroll security, job retention, and the protection of our collective bargaining agreements continue to be at the forefront of our discussions.

But as you’ll read in the following articles, it’s not just the legislative battles caused by the pandemic that have our attention. ALPA’s dedicated pilot volunteers, elected pilot leaders, and professional staff continue their work to promote the Association’s pilot-partisan agenda in all aspects of the airline piloting profession, including shepherding the full implementation of FAA reauthorization priorities, repealing the excise tax on employer-provided health-care benefits, enhancing the safety of all-cargo operations, keeping GPS and satellite communications safe, engaging with government on the B-737 MAX return to service, and much more.

This article was originally published in the June 2020 issue of Air Line Pilot.

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