Release #05.FDX14
November 10, 2005

FedEx Pilots to Conduct Nationwide Informational Picketing

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Now in their 20th month of contract negotiations, FedEx pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), will conduct informational picketing on Friday, November 11, in 12 cities across the United States to show their continuing frustration with management’s inability to legitimately address the pilots’ issues in negotiations. The pilots have been working without a new contract for more than a year and this week the two sides began negotiations under the auspices of the National Mediation Board (NMB).

“Instead of legitimately negotiating with the pilots, FedEx management has chosen to request the NMB’s assistance and bring us closer to a potential confrontation,” said Captain David Webb, chairman of the FedEx unit of ALPA. “In spite of management’s actions, the pilots have been and will remain committed to achieving a responsible negotiated agreement that recognizes our contributions to FedEx’s remarkable profitability.”

Informational picketing will take place at the following locations and times (all times are local):


Location    Time
Anchorage    Outside FedEx sorting facility at Ted Stevens Anchorage Int’l Airport, corner of Postmark Drive and Rockwell Avenue    11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Atlanta    Along Peachtree Street at Peachtree Center downtown    11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Chicago    Outside FedEx Kinko’s 
29 S. LaSalle Street   
Noon to 2 p.m.
Dallas    Outside FedEx Kinko’s
1999 Bryan Street   
Noon to 2 p.m.
Denver    Outside FedEx Kinko’s 
555 S. 17th Street   
Noon to 2 p.m.
Indianapolis    Outside FedEx Kinko’s
120 Monument Circle   
2 to 4 p.m.
Los Angeles    Outside FedEx facility at LAX 
5927 W. Imperial Highway   
1 to 3 p.m.
Miami    Outside FedEx Kinko’s
150 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables   
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
New York    Outside FedEx Kinko’s 
1 Penn Plaza   
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
San Francisco    Outside FedEx Kinko’s 
369 Pine Street   
1 to 3 p.m.
Seattle    Outside FedEx Kinko’s 
816 Third Avenue   
1 to 3 p.m.
Washington    Outside FedEx Kinko’s
1019 15th Street NW   
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

More information on the pilots’ ongoing negotiations can be found at

Day and night and 365 days a year, the 4,300 professional FedEx pilots--representing the air division of the FedEx brand and helping generate nearly two-thirds of FedEx Corporation’s annual revenue--fly to cities on five continents, making FedEx among the largest and most profitable airlines by any measure. 

Founded in 1931, ALPA represents 63,000 pilots at 40 airlines in the U.S. and Canada. Visit the ALPA website at

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ALPA Contact: Scott Sherrin, (901) 842-2220 or (901) 409-0325