Delta Pilots Reach Tentative Agreement in Contract Negotiations

Apr 22, 2001, 01:00 ET from Air Line Pilots Association

    ATLANTA, April 22 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Today, the
 Delta pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), reached a
 tentative agreement reached with management after 19 months of negotiations
 and after five days of intensive negotiations under the auspices of the
 National Mediation Board (NMB) at the Board's offices in Washington, D.C.
     "We are pleased that we were able to achieve a tentative agreement through
 the collective bargaining process and without government intervention.  This
 is proof that if both parties are committed to the process, a solution
 beneficial to everyone can be reached," said Capt. Charles S. Giambusso,
 Chairman of the Delta Master Executive Council (MEC), a unit of ALPA.  "The
 tentative agreement must now go to the union's governing body for its review
 and approval."
     The Delta MEC is scheduled to meet beginning Saturday, April 28, 2001, to
 consider the tentative agreement.  If ratified by the governing body, the
 tentative agreement will be forwarded to the membership for approval.
 
     Details of the tentative agreement include:
 
     *  Job security enhancements
     *  Contract amendable date of May 1, 2005
     *  Pay increases ranging from 24 to 34 percent over life of
         contract
     *  Significant pay increases (63 percent over life of contract)
         and work rule improvements for Delta pilots flying Delta Express
     *  Full retroactive pay back to May 2, 2000
     *  Improvements in retirement
     *  Vacation improvements
 
     SPOKESPERSONS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR MEDIA INTERVIEWS BEGINNING AT
 10:00 A.M. MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2001.
 
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SOURCE Air Line Pilots Association
    ATLANTA, April 22 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Today, the
 Delta pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), reached a
 tentative agreement reached with management after 19 months of negotiations
 and after five days of intensive negotiations under the auspices of the
 National Mediation Board (NMB) at the Board's offices in Washington, D.C.
     "We are pleased that we were able to achieve a tentative agreement through
 the collective bargaining process and without government intervention.  This
 is proof that if both parties are committed to the process, a solution
 beneficial to everyone can be reached," said Capt. Charles S. Giambusso,
 Chairman of the Delta Master Executive Council (MEC), a unit of ALPA.  "The
 tentative agreement must now go to the union's governing body for its review
 and approval."
     The Delta MEC is scheduled to meet beginning Saturday, April 28, 2001, to
 consider the tentative agreement.  If ratified by the governing body, the
 tentative agreement will be forwarded to the membership for approval.
 
     Details of the tentative agreement include:
 
     *  Job security enhancements
     *  Contract amendable date of May 1, 2005
     *  Pay increases ranging from 24 to 34 percent over life of
         contract
     *  Significant pay increases (63 percent over life of contract)
         and work rule improvements for Delta pilots flying Delta Express
     *  Full retroactive pay back to May 2, 2000
     *  Improvements in retirement
     *  Vacation improvements
 
     SPOKESPERSONS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR MEDIA INTERVIEWS BEGINNING AT
 10:00 A.M. MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2001.
 
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