August 10, 2005
FedEx Pilots to Conduct Informational Picketing in Washington
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Now in their 17th month of contract negotiations, FedEx pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), will conduct informational picketing on Thursday, August 11, outside the FedEx Kinko’s on 15th Street in Washington, D.C., to show their continuing frustration with the slow pace of talks. The pilots have been working without a new contract for more than a year.
“This week’s negotiations in Washington are about job security and we want to highlight our pilots’ concerns about that critical issue,” said Captain David Webb, chairman of the FedEx unit of ALPA. “We, along with the other FedEx Express employees, have invested tremendous personal effort in building FedEx into the most recognized transportation brand in the world and we expect the security of knowing our American jobs will not be outsourced to foreign labor.”
What:FedEx pilots conducting informational picketing
When: Thursday, August 11, 10 a.m. to noon EDT
Where: Outside FedEx Kinko’s, 1019 15th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
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 64,000 pilots at 41 airlines in the U.S. and Canada. Visit the ALPA website at http://www.alpa.org.
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ALPA Contact: Scott Sherrin, (901) 842-2220
On-site Contact: First Officer Wes Reed, (817) 821-9279