ALPA Board Approves Comair Pilot Strike Benefit

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Air Line Pilots Association

    WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The governing board of the Air Line
 Pilots Association has approved accelerated strike benefits for Comair pilots.
     Ballots counted today in Washington showed overwhelming approval by ALPA's
 Board of Directors to implement the union's $1,400 monthly strike benefit, and
 to reduce the waiting period from 35 to 14 days.
     Comair pilots went on strike on Monday of last week, following three years
 of fruitless negotiations with their management.
     Ironically, the standard ALPA strike benefit exceeds the pay rate for new
 Comair pilots, now set at $14,500 per year.  Senior Comair jet captains top
 out at about $70,000 under the existing contract.
     Issues in the strike include compensation, retirement benefits, working
 conditions, and job security.
 
     ALPA represents 59,000 airline pilots at 49 airlines in the U.S. and
 Canada.  Its Web site is http://www.alpa.org .
 
 

SOURCE Air Line Pilots Association
    WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The governing board of the Air Line
 Pilots Association has approved accelerated strike benefits for Comair pilots.
     Ballots counted today in Washington showed overwhelming approval by ALPA's
 Board of Directors to implement the union's $1,400 monthly strike benefit, and
 to reduce the waiting period from 35 to 14 days.
     Comair pilots went on strike on Monday of last week, following three years
 of fruitless negotiations with their management.
     Ironically, the standard ALPA strike benefit exceeds the pay rate for new
 Comair pilots, now set at $14,500 per year.  Senior Comair jet captains top
 out at about $70,000 under the existing contract.
     Issues in the strike include compensation, retirement benefits, working
 conditions, and job security.
 
     ALPA represents 59,000 airline pilots at 49 airlines in the U.S. and
 Canada.  Its Web site is http://www.alpa.org .
 
 SOURCE  Air Line Pilots Association