March 3, 2006
Delta Air Line Pilots to Picket
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Delta Air Line pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Intíl (ALPA), will conduct informational picketing in three cities along the East coast to demonstrate their continued disappointment with Delta managementís intransigence at the negotiating table and their apparent intent to use the bankruptcy process to reject the pilotsí contract.
Delta Air Lines management failed to reach an agreement with the pilots, which leads to the next step in the Letter 50 process. Managementís 1113 motion to reject the contract will be decided within 45 days by a three-member neutral panel. The goal of the union is to negotiate a comprehensive agreement. The union remains available for further negotiations and will continue to work toward a comprehensive agreement that meets the legitimate financial needs of our company while meeting the long terms goals of the pilots.
Picketing will take place as follows:
Hartsfield Jackson Airport
Tuesday, March 7: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST
New York City, New York
Tuesday, March 7: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST
Wednesday, March 8: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST
Tuesday, March 7: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST
Founded in 1931, ALPA represents 62,000 pilots at 39 airlines in the U.S. and Canada. ALPA represents approximately 6,000 active DAL pilots and 500 furloughed DAL pilots. Visit the ALPA website at http://www.alpa.org and the Delta pilotsí website at www.deltapilots.org.
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SOURCE: Air Line Pilots Association
CONTACT: Kelly Collins, 770-330-4145 cell phone, 404-763-4925 office