Sep 2, 2022 | News Story

ALPA Pilots Stand in Solidarity at Nationwide Informational Picket

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) hosted a nationwide informational picket yesterday, to send a strong message to airline management across the country that it’s time to address their operational problems and prioritize passengers, pilots and other frontline workers who made extraordinary sacrifices during the pandemic.

“ALPA pilots delivered during the pandemic and now it’s time for airlines to deliver for us. Because of the contributions of pilots and other crewmembers across the U.S., we kept supply chains moving and transported life-saving medical equipment, personnel, and vaccines to places where they were needed most. And aviation workers fought to keep the airline industry afloat through significant federal taxpayer support. Unfortunately, some airlines squandered the opportunity to adequately plan for post-pandemic flying, and the result has been unprecedented flight delays and cancellations. It’s time for management to prioritize passengers and pilots – and invest in the people who keep our country moving,” said Capt. Joe DePete, ALPA president.

Here in NYC, Delta pilots picketed at JFK (pictured) to show the airline they're beyond ready for a new contract. It’s been 2.5 years since their contract's amendable date and 3.5 years since Delta Pilots last had a pay raise. Follow the pilots' fight on ALPA's Twitter feed and using the hashtags #DeltaPilotContractNow and #DeltaPilotsReadyToStrike.