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AirTran Airways pilots ARE now ALPA!!

DonVerita

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Huge voter turnout! Unprecedented in the history of this airline.

Today we join the ranks of our fellow ALPA major airline brothers at Delta, Northwest, United, Continental, Alaska.

Effective date is May 1, 2009 pending approval of ALPA Executive Board.

Results below:

95% Voter Participation rate

88% voted YES for ALPA

12% voted NO for ALPA

Congratulations. History was made today.
 

Wesb737fo

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Wow,

95% participation. Maybe the apathetic nature has turned.

88% yes. Wow.
 

flynryan15

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PCL_128 in 3...2...1...
 

eaglesview

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Effective date is May 1, 2009 pending approval of ALPA Executive Board.


Congratulations. History was made today.

The board will approve this, they just want the dues. They would let Greyhound in if it would profit them.
 

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ALPA Prepares to Welcome AirTran Airways Pilots

NPA Votes Overwhelmingly to Merge with ALPA


  • Friday April 10, 2009, 1:20 pm EDT
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), is extremely pleased by the AirTran pilots’ overwhelming vote in support of a merger with the world’s largest pilots union. A landslide 87% of AirTran pilots cast votes in support of merging with ALPA, with more than 94% of eligible AirTran pilots voting. The National Pilots Association (NPA) currently represents the nearly 1,700 pilots of AirTran Airways (NYSE: AAI - News).
“With this decisive vote, the AirTran pilots made it clear they want representation by a strong international union that is run by airline pilots and for airline pilots,” said Capt. John Prater, president of ALPA. “We look forward to working with the AirTran pilots and to providing the union’s unparalleled professional resources and expertise, as well as the support of other ALPA pilots in Atlanta and across the country, to help them achieve and enforce the fair contract they deserve.”
The merger decision must be ratified by ALPA’s Executive Board when it meets on April 28-29. If that happens as expected, the merger will be effective on May 1, 2009.
Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest pilots union representing more than 52,250 pilots at 35 airlines in the U.S. and Canada.
 

eaglesview

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ALPA Prepares to Welcome AirTran Airways Pilots

NPA Votes Overwhelmingly to Merge with ALPA

  • Friday April 10, 2009, 1:20 pm EDT
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), is extremely pleased by the AirTran pilots’ overwhelming vote in support of a merger with the world’s largest pilots union. A landslide 87% of AirTran pilots cast votes in support of merging with ALPA, with more than 94% of eligible AirTran pilots voting. The National Pilots Association (NPA) currently represents the nearly 1,700 pilots of AirTran Airways (NYSE: AAI - News).
“With this decisive vote, the AirTran pilots made it clear they want representation by a strong international union that is run by airline pilots and for airline pilots,” said Capt. John Prater, president of ALPA. “We look forward to working with the AirTran pilots and to providing the union’s unparalleled professional resources and expertise, as well as the support of other ALPA pilots in Atlanta and across the country, to help them achieve and enforce the fair contract they deserve.”
The merger decision must be ratified by ALPA’s Executive Board when it meets on April 28-29. If that happens as expected, the merger will be effective on May 1, 2009.
Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest pilots union representing more than 52,250 pilots at 35 airlines in the U.S. and Canada.

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest pilots union representing more than 52,250 broke pilots at 35 airlines in the U.S. and Canada working for crap contracts.
 

snow-back

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Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest pilots union representing more than 52,250 broke pilots at 35 airlines in the U.S. and Canada working for crap contracts.

You must be a real treat on a 4-day.
 

Eagle757shark

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Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest pilots union representing more than 52,250 broke pilots at 35 airlines in the U.S. and Canada working for crap contracts.
Please spread your venom somewhere else. The pilots at AirTran as a group stood up and made a decision. Most of us are proud of the 95% turnout to vote. It shows this pilot group has potential to make a difference with numbers like these. No union is perfect. But this is a fresh start for the AirTran pilots and a good day!
 

PCL_128

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Great turnout, great vote. It's about time that we end the isolationism and join our fellow pilots in ALPA.
 

BILL LUMBERG

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Like ALPA or hate em.....Airtran pilots don't have their head in the sand like the pilots in the blue shirts. Good for the Airtran turnout. Sends a unified message to management more than anything.

THERE, I've awaken the blue defenders......standing by for the incoming cheerleaders.
 

Colonel Savage

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Congrats guys, you've got what you want now, make it work!
 

RedDogC130

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So how many independent unions are left?

AA
SWA
UPS
America West

am I missing anyone?
 
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