March 23, 2006
Delta Pilots Take to the Skies
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Two billboards went up this week on Virginia Avenue near Delta headquarters carrying the sentiments of Delta pilots, represented by the Airline Pilots Association International (ALPA). The billboards contain the following messages and the union leadership says they speak for themselves.
“Gone with the wind…….Delta management has not funded employee pensions since July 1, 2005.”
“Airline managements come and go……it’s the employees who keep Delta flying”
Founded in 1931, the Air Line Pilots Association ( ALPA) represents 62,000 pilots at 39 airlines in the U.S. and Canada. ALPA represents approximately 6,000 active Delta Air Lines pilots and 500 furloughed Delta pilots. Visit the ALPA website at http://www.alpa.org and the Delta pilots’ website at http://www.deltapilots.org/.
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