UPS Pilots (Independent Pilots Association) Statement on FedEx/ALPA Tentative Agreement

Aug 20, 2015, 17:41 ET from Independent Pilots Association

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is from Captain Robert Travis, President of the Independent Pilots Association (UPS pilots) regarding the tentative pilot labor agreement between FedEx and ALPA:

"We congratulate our pilot peers and FedEx on reaching a new tentative collective bargaining agreement.  While we have not seen the details, the IPA will refrain from commenting on the merits of the tentative agreement until the ALPA (Air Line Pilot Association) ratification process has been completed."

"If approved, however, the FedEx pilot contract will bring labor peace to our largest competitor.  In sharp contrast, UPS management has created a bitter standoff with its pilot employees, unnecessarily dragging out contract talks for four years. UPS must not allow itself to be left behind by FedEx."

"The IPA calls on UPS management to work with its pilots to expeditiously achieve an agreement."


SOURCE Independent Pilots Association