Release #07.UAL
May 2, 2007


United Pilots to UAL Management: Shared Sacrifice Should Lead To Shared Rewards
Pilots to conduct Informational Picketing at DCA and IAD on Thursday, May 3 to bring to light the excesses and greed of a select privileged group of airline executives at the expense of those who safely and professionally keep United Airlines in the air: the pilots.

In the early years of aviation, the airline industry was built by individuals of integrity, courage and conviction. Today, it is managed by people whose greed is beyond comprehension. Great airline builders such as former United CEO Pat Patterson have been replaced by those whose sole purpose in life seems to be filling their own bank accounts at the expense of those whose blood, sweat and perseverance have flown the industry through the storms of bankruptcy.

While the pilots of United Airlines have been quietly and safely delivering our passengers to their destinations, current airline management has gutted our familiesí financial security by terminating our pension plan and slashing our pay by an average of 50% while at the same time squandering literally millions of dollars on schemes to enrich themselves. The compensation package of current CEO Glenn Tilton was increased by an indefensible 3533% year over year, as reported by the New York Times.

The United Pilots say that it is time to put a HALT to the excess and largess of this privileged group and share the rewards of success with the people who ensure the safety and security of our passengers day in and day out. It is time to FIX our bankruptcy-imposed contract now.

The United Pilotsí message to UAL management is that we deserve and expect to share in the Companyís success. United has the ability to reverse the draconian pay and work rule changes extracted from the pilots beginning in 2002 that saved the company from liquidation.

Who: United Airlines Pilots

What: Informational Picketing

When/Where: Thursday, May 3, 2007
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Reagan National Airport
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Washington Dulles International Airport


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Captain Steve Derebey   Dave Kelly
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