This week at the AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting, the topic of JetBlue pilots coming to ALPA to seek representation was one of great interest. A number of labor leaders across the spectrum of the workforce asked me questions about the organizing effort, one of the few ongoing in the United States in an era of declining unionization. I told these leaders that the JetBlue pilots approached ALPA because they’re ready to join our ranks and the 95 percent of pilots in the industry who retain a strong collective-bargaining representative. They want a proven voice to secure a legally binding contract. JetBlue pilots see the strength of ALPA and the tremendous value we provide to our members and the traveling public; their current relationship with management at their company does not provide that same value. They work for a great company but are ready for the next level.
Captain Lee Moak, PresidentCaptain Lee Moak is the ninth president of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA). He was elected by the union’s Board of Directors on Oct. 13, 2010, and began his four-year term on Jan. 1, 2011. For more, click here.
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