Category Archives: Labor news

ALPA Applauds DOJ Agreement to Allow American-US Airways Merger

WASHINGTON—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), released the following statement in response to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to allow the American-US Airways merger to move ahead: “ALPA commends the Department of Justice, American Airlines and US Airways … Continue reading

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Congressman Frank LoBiondo Stands Out as a Defender of U.S. Airline Jobs and Champion of Air Safety

Today, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) issued the following statement giving its full support to Representative Frank LoBiondo’s (R-NJ) re-election efforts. The union cited the Congressman’s unwavering support for protecting U.S. airline jobs and his substantial work to improve … Continue reading

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TTD opposes DOJ’s actions to block US Air-AA merger

Yesterday, Ed Wytkind of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD), AFL-CIO, wrote DOJ opposing their challenge of the US Air – American Airlines merger.  The letter states that DOJ’s actions stand to harm U.S. workers and that if the merger is … Continue reading

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ALPA Responds to DOJ Lawsuit to Block American–US Airways Merger

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), has released the following statement in response to the antitrust lawsuit filed today by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to prevent the merging of American Airlines and US Airways:  “Today’s action by the … Continue reading

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ALPA Responds to Government’s Announcement of Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

OTTAWA – The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Human Resources and Skills Development (HRSDC) and Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism departments of changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. … Continue reading

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ALPA urges no vote on anti-labor bill

ALPA President Lee Moak wrote to House Members today urging them to vote against the anti-labor “Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor Management Relations Act.”  This bill would shutter the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and deprive both labor and management of the … Continue reading

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ALPA Welcomes Labor Secretary Nomination

WASHINGTON—Captain Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) welcomes President Obama’s nomination of Tom Perez to lead the U.S. Department of Labor. “American workers need a leader at the highest level of government who will effectively … Continue reading

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Congressional deficit talks could impact your health and retirement benefits

The election is over and Congress and the Administration are now pivoting toward the daunting task of addressing sequestration, the fiscal cliff, and overall deficit reduction strategy.  Comments by House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday suggest Congress may seek to … Continue reading

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In advance of looming mark-up, ALPA writes Senate in opposition to S. 3468

Today, ALPA sent a letter of opposition regarding S. 3468 – The Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act of 2012 Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.  S. 3468 would require independent agencies to conduct cost benefit analyses at the … Continue reading

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Welcome Back Parliament!

The 2nd session of the 41st Parliament resumed on Monday, September 17th when the Members of Parliament (MP’s) returned from their ridings after a two and a half month summer break on the barbeque circuit. They will be ready to … Continue reading

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