Release #04.052
December 10, 2004


ASA ALPA Pilots to Conduct Informational Picketing

ATLANTAThe Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), will conduct informational picketing in the vicinity of the airline’s corporate offices.


The pilots are picketing to demonstrate their frustration about the lack of progress as well as the slow pace of the current contract negotiations, which have lasted for more than two years.


Monday, December 13, 2004,

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004,

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 17, 2004,

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.


100 Hartsfield Centre Parkway in Atlanta.


The ASA pilots began negotiations with management in September 2002, when their most current contract became amendable under the terms of the Railway Labor Act. Negotiations have been conducted with the assistance of the National Mediation Board since May 2004.

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest pilot union, representing 64,000 pilots at 43 airlines in the United States and Canada. Visit the ALPA website at

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John Perkinson, (703) 481-4440

Capt. Rick Bernskoetter (678) 371-1372