Off-duty Delta pilots are expected to conduct informational picketing at eight large U.S. airports Friday morning as contract negotiations continue between Delta and the Air Line Pilots Association.
There is no impact to Delta’s operation, customers or other employees during the informational demonstrations that ALPA has announced for the one morning at airports in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, Salt Lake City and Seattle.
Delta and ALPA are making progress at the negotiations table. The parties have been meeting regularly in direct negotiations and with mediators from the National Mediation Board, and there is an aggressive schedule planned with the mediators through June and July.
“But while we’re making steady progress, there are still tough issues to resolve in order to reach an agreement,” said Capt. Steve Dickson, Senior Vice President - Flight Operations in his weekly update to Delta pilots. “Our sleeves are rolled up, and I’m encouraged that we will be able to bring this process to a successful conclusion.”
“Reaching a timely agreement in our volatile industry is in the best interests of all Delta stakeholders and will position our company for long-term growth and continued success,” he said. “We are committed to ensuring the Delta pilots have industry-leading pay, benefits and work rules.”