Release #: 17.57
November 02, 2017
Statement on National Mediation Board Confirmations
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement today after the United States Senate confirmed Gerald W. Fauth, Kyle Fortson, and Linda Puchala to serve on the National Mediation Board (NMB):
“ALPA applauds the confirmation of Gerald W. Fauth, Kyle Fortson, and Linda Puchala to serve on the National Mediation Board, and we look forward to working with them to resolve matters of critical importance to the 58,000 pilots we represent.
“Each of these members bring valuable skills and experience to the Board that will help us work through collective bargaining, representation, and grievance issues. ALPA offers a special note of congratulations to Linda Puchala on her reconfirmation after eight years of highly effective service to the nation.”
The NMB is an independent federal agency, established in 1934 under the Railway Labor Act, that oversees collective bargaining and representation disputes in the rail and air industries. The Board is composed of three members who are appointed to three-year terms by the president of the United States.
Founded in 1931, ALPA is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents over 58,000 pilots at 33 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Visit the ALPA website at www.alpa.org or follow us on Twitter @WeAreALPA.
CONTACT: ALPA Media, 703-481-4440 or Media@alpa.org