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December 18, 2003
ALPA Atlas Air Cargo Crewmembers Elect Officers
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The uniformed crewmembers of the Atlas Air Cargo unit of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) re-elected Captain David Bourne and First Officer John Caputo, and elected Flight Engineer Gregory Bourgault as their status representatives, effective March 1.
For a status representative election, each eligible crewmember may vote for each status representative. Captain Bourne received 97 percent of the votes, and First Officer Caputo and Flight Engineer Bourgault received a majority of the votes.
Captain Bourne is an 8-year veteran of Atlas and presently serves as the Master Executive Council chairman of the Atlas unit as well as vice-chairman for ALPA’s President’s Committee on Cargo. He previously flew for the AFL-CIO. Prior to his election in 2001, he served as the vice-chairman of the Atlas unit’s Strategic Preparedness/Strike Planning and Communications Committees. First Officer Caputo serves as the current vice-chairman of the Atlas unit. He is a 4-year veteran of Atlas and a veteran of Eastern Airlines where he was a Local Executive Council officer. Prior to his election in 2001, he was the chairman of the Atlas unit’s Strategic Preparedness/Strike Planning and Communications Committees.
In the near future, the crewmembers will vote again on which positions on the Master Executive Council these officers will hold.
ALPA is the world’s oldest and largest airline pilot union, founded in 1931. It represents 66,000 airline pilots at 42 carriers in the United States and Canada.
ALPA Contact: Miles Wiley at (703) 481-4440