June 20, 2006
FedEx Pilots to Conduct Informational Picketing in Seattle
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Now in their 27th month of contract negotiations, FedEx pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), will conduct informational picketing on Wednesday, June 21, outside the ITEC IT Conference in Seattle to show their increasing frustration with management’s unwillingness to legitimately address the pilots’ issues in negotiations. The pilots have been working without a new contract for more than two years.
“Our pilots have clearly told us that two years is too long in these negotiations considering our reasonable proposals and the pilots’ contributions to FedEx’s remarkable profitability,” said Captain David Webb, chairman of the FedEx unit of ALPA. “Despite our continued efforts to reach an agreement, FedEx management has chosen to respond with regressive offers that are reflective of opportunistic greed in a time of airline industry turmoil.”
More information on the pilots’ ongoing negotiations can be found at http://www.fedexlabortalks.com
What: FedEx pilots conducting informational picketing
When: Wednesday, June 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. PDT
Where: Outside the ITEC IT Conference being held at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle
Day and night and 365 days a year, the 4,600 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 and celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, ALPA represents 61,000 pilots at 39 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