Release #: JAZ 20.01
February 05, 2020

Jazz ALPA Master Executive Council Re-elects Capt. Claude Buraglia as Chairman

VICTORIA, B.C.—On Tuesday, February 4, the Jazz Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) reelected Capt. Claude Buraglia, a 24-year veteran pilot at Jazz Aviation and current CRJ-200/-900 captain, for a historic sixth consecutive term as MEC chairman.

“It’s a huge honour and a privilege to continue serving the Jazz pilot group for another two years. I have great confidence in our union and the work we do on a daily basis to improve the Jazz pilots’ working conditions and lives,” said Capt. Buraglia.

Captains Terry McTeer and Tyler Rowe, who both currently serve as officers on the MEC, also retained leadership positions. Capt. McTeer, a Dash 8-400 captain who has served as the MEC vice chairman for nine years, was elected to the position of secretary. Capt. Rowe, a Q-400 captain and current MEC secretary, was elected MEC vice chairman.

Montreal-based CRJ-200 and -900 F/O Christopher Young joins the MEC officer team as treasurer. Young previously served on the MEC as the Montreal and Halifax first officer representative for eight years.

Speaking about the experienced team of MEC leaders, Capt. Buraglia stated, “I am confident that our entire leadership team will continue representing the Jazz pilot group effectively and continue finding mechanisms to protect our members’ career interests while advancing our profession.”

The MEC officers will serve this two-year term from February 7, 2020, to February 4, 2022.

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