August 10, 2010
FedEx Pilots Begin Contract Negotiations with Management
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The pilots of FedEx Express, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l. (ALPA), began negotiations with FedEx Express management today for their third collectively bargained contract. The FedEx pilots are prepared for a focused bargaining on a limited number of significant issues.
Unlike the prolonged bargaining which produced contracts ratified in 1999 and 2006, ALPA expects a much more timely process. “Our leadership team believes that our last contract negotiation took far too long to conclude. We fully expect that with the cooperation of FedEx Express management and the resolve of our pilot group, we will reach a deal that will be beneficial to us and the company. The bargaining of contracts over years instead of months is a broken model which is beneficial to neither side,” said Captain Scott Stratton, chairman of the ALPA unit at FedEx.
Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest pilot union, representing nearly 53,000 pilots at 38 airlines in the United States and Canada, including more than 4,500 pilots at FedEx Express. Visit the ALPA website at www.alpa.org.
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SOURCE: Air Line Pilots Association
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