ALPA Plans Association-Wide Informational Picket This Labor Day Weekend

By ALPA Staff

Solidarity! On September 1, demonstrate your commitment to the airline piloting profession by standing shoulder to shoulder in an ALPA-wide informational picket to remind the public, lawmakers, and airlines we stand collectively in support of the profession-wide goal of improved working conditions and benefits.

ALPA’s Strategic Preparedness and Strike Committee is assisting six master executive councils (MECs) in planning informational picketing at 13 locations across the United States before the Labor Day holiday weekend. All ALPA pilots are invited to join any location.

On the schedule for September 1, the Delta, Endeavor Air, JetBlue, Sun Country, Spirit, and United MECs are working out details for events at the following airports:

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW)

Los Angeles International (LAX)

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International (MSP)

John F. Kennedy International (JFK)

Salt Lake City International (SLC)

Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA)

Boston Logan International (BOS)

Orlando International (MCO)

Harry Reid International (LAS)

San Francisco International (SFO)

Chicago O’Hare International (ORD)

Washington National (DCA)

Mark September 1 on your calendar.

Get additional details here and in future issues of ALPA’s FastRead and communications from your MEC and local executive council.


ALPA Puts Plans into Action

At ALPA’s 130th Executive Board meeting in May, board members passed a resolution to conduct a feasibility study on holding a concurrent ALPA-wide informational picket near Labor Day.

ALPA’s president, consulting with the Association’s vice president–finance/treasurer and the Strategic Preparedness and Strike Committee chair, determined that union resources would be available to support master executive councils interested in participating in an informational picket on September 1 and shared the recommendation with Executive Council members in June.

This article was originally published in the August 2022 issue of Air Line Pilot.

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