Release #05.015
May 17, 2005


Delta Connection ALPA Pilots to Conduct Informational Picketing at Delta's Shareholder Meeting

ATLANTA -- The Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), on May 19 will conduct informational picketing at the Delta Air Lines Annual Meeting of Shareholders at the Georgia International Convention Center. ASA operates under the "Delta Connection" livery and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Why: 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 and a half years. 

When: Thursday, May 19, 2005 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, EST

Where: Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, Ga.

Background: 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 41 airlines in the United States and Canada. Visit the ALPA website at

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ALPA CONTACT: Capt. Tom Zerbarini, (817) 235-2087 
John Perkinson, (703) 481-4440