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News Release

Release #03.007
February 12, 2003

Delta Pilotsí Union Responds to Statements Regarding Contract

ATLANTA, GA --- Captain William C. Buergey, Chairman of the Delta Master Executive Council (MEC), a unit of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), today issued the following statement in response to Delta senior managementsí remarks regarding the pilot contract.

"Management has requested a meeting with union leaders to discuss possible modifications to the pilotsí working agreement. We have advised management that a meeting for this purpose is not appropriate at this time. Our pilot working agreement is not amendable until 2005. Management cannot initiate discussions for early modifications without making a specific proposal with detailed justifications. If management makes such a request, the Delta MEC will analyze the request and decide whether to engage in negotiations, and if so, on what basis."

The Delta pilotsí contract took effect in June 2001.


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