Hawaiian Pilots Respond to Company Earnings Report, Announce $2 Million Grant for Strategic Preparedness
April 29 - With Hawaiian Airlines reporting yet another quarterly profit while still refusing to help pilots keep up with the cost of living, the Hawaiian pilots will receive $2 million from their international union to help them prepare for a strike if one becomes necessary in their struggle to negotiate a fair contract.
ALPA Resoundingly Welcomes AirTran Pilots
April 28 - Capt. John Prater, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the attached statement in response to the ratification of a merger between ALPA and the National Pilots Association (NPA), which represents nearly 1,700 AirTran Airways pilots.
ALPA Commends CanJet Flight 918 Crew
April 21 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) commended the flight and cabin crew for their outstanding efforts to thwart the attempted hijacking of CanJet Flight 918 on Sunday.
Hawaiian Airlines Pilots Name Former ALPA President to Airline’s Board of Directors
April 23 - Hawaiian Airlines pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, (ALPA) have appointed a former international president of ALPA as their new representative on the airline’s Board of Directors.
Executive Council Approves AirTran Merger
April 16 - ALPA’s Executive Council unanimously approved the merger agreement with the National Pilots Association (NPA), which represents 1,700 AirTran pilots. The merger will now be sent for final approval to ALPA’s full Executive Board on April 28.
Alaska Airlines Pilots to Vote on a New Contract
April 15 - The pilots of Alaska Airlines, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, are preparing to vote on a new four-year contract, following their union leadership’s approval of a Tentative Agreement. The leadership’s approval follows an Agreement in Concept announced in March.
ALPA Prepares to Welcome AirTran Airways Pilots
NPA Votes Overwhelmingly to Merge with ALPA
April 10 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), is extremely pleased by the AirTran pilots’ overwhelming vote in support of a merger with the world’s largest pilots union. A landslide 87% of AirTran pilots cast votes in support of merging with ALPA, with more than 94% of eligible AirTran pilots voting. The National Pilots Association (NPA) currently represents the nearly 1,700 pilots of AirTran Airways.
ALPA and Island Air Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract
Agreement Contains Wage, Work Rules and Other Improvements
April 7 - Island Air pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), today announced that they had reached a Tentative Agreement with management after 16 months of contract negotiations. This agreement, if ratified by the pilot group, will provide wage increases, work rule improvements and furlough protection.
Hawaiian Airlines Pilots Picket Honolulu Airport, Launch Advertising Campaign to Jump-Start Stalled Negotiations
April 6 - Saying “Two years is too long” to wait for a fair contract, Hawaiian Airlines pilots picketed at Honolulu International Airport and took out ads in Hawaii’s largest newspapers on Monday in an effort to jump-start stalled negotiations with management.
Spirit Airlines Pilots Score Major Arbitration Victory
Decision Enforces Work Rule and Quality-of-Life Contract Provisions
March 17 - Spirit Airlines pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), today hailed an arbitration panel decision that orders Spirit management to abide by the current collective bargaining agreement.