Take Action Now to Keep Aviation Workers Healthy and Employed
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our industry and our profession, ALPA is working to ensure that the U.S. and Canadian governments enact protections for aviation workers. We have achieved some legislative victories already (read about them), but more must be done.
U.S. Calls to Action
Protect Pilot JobsNow is the time for Congress to take a critical step toward worker protections by supporting the Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act of 2020. If enacted, this legislation would prohibit businesses from altering airline employee collective bargaining agreements through the bankruptcy process that has for far too long been a golden parachute for executives when companies fail.
The Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act restores equity to the bankruptcy code by prioritizing collective bargaining and shared sacrifice over one-sided and exploitative corporate behavior. Engage with your Members of Congress today and ask your friends and family to join us!
COVID-19 Health and Safety "Guidelines" Must Be Mandatory for Airlines
Pilots and other aviation industry workers are essential employees performing critical work during this unprecedented time, but many U.S. airlines are not following health and safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Aviation Administration. This puts the health of not just aviation workers, but also the general public at risk. Please join our call to action and tell Congress to make the FAA do its job by mandating that airlines follow these necessary health guidelines.