Release #: 17.59
November 21, 2017
ALPA Statement on Endeavor Air Pilots’ Contract Vote
WASHINGTON—Capt. Tim Canoll, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), released the following statement regarding the Endeavor Air pilots’ vote today to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement, which signals a major shift in the way regional carriers compensate their pilots.
“Congratulations to ALPA pilots at Endeavor Air and to their pilot leaders on today’s vote to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement. This contract not only raises the bar with significant gains in areas important to Endeavor Air pilots, but it is also the first contract at a fee-for-departure airline that transitions temporary pay incentives into long- term wage improvements that pilots can count on.
“Today’s ratification reinforces ALPA’s long-standing position that pilots seek wages they can depend on and enhanced quality of life. As we work to ensure an adequate supply of qualified pilots, this contract signals that airline management acknowledges that competitive wages and working conditions are essential to attracting and retaining highly trained, qualified professionals.
“On behalf of the more than 58,000 pilots at ALPA, we applaud Endeavor Air and the Endeavor Air pilot leaders and Negotiating Committee members for making significant gains for their 2,000 pilots. We look forward to continuing to build on our union’s ability to work collectively to not only secure agreements for our members that recognize the integral role that pilots play in their companies’ achievements, but also advance an airline pilot career that will continue to attract the best and brightest to the profession.”
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.
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