Release #: FDX 23.07
May 31, 2023

FedEx Pilots Reach Tentative Agreement with Company on New Contract

MEMPHIS—On Tuesday, May 30, FedEx pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), reached a tentative agreement (TA) with FedEx management on an amended collective bargaining agreement. The pilots last signed a contract in 2015; ALPA and FedEx began negotiations in May 2021 and have been in mediation with the National Mediation Board since November 2022.

“For more than two years, our pilots have demonstrated their unwavering support of our Negotiating Committee, and just two weeks ago voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike,” said Capt. Chris Norman, chair of the FedEx ALPA Master Executive Council (MEC). “This tentative agreement represents the culmination of a tremendous effort, and would not have been possible without the solidarity, patience, and determination of every FedEx pilot.”

The TA is subject to the finalization of contract language. Terms of the TA are not being released, as they first must be reviewed and approved by the FedEx MEC. If approved, the TA will be subject to a ratification vote of the FedEx pilots.

“Throughout the negotiations process, it has been the unity of our pilots that moved the needle and helped deliver this tentative agreement,” said Capt. Norman. “We thank our pilots for their continued professionalism and willingness to show up and be counted when it mattered most.”

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than 74,000 pilots at 40 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Visit or follow us on Twitter @ALPAPilots.


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