Service + Solidarity Spotlight: ALPA Pilots Stand in Solidarity at Nationwide Informational Picket

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Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

As the United States heads into the Labor Day holiday weekend, members of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) held informational pickets at 13 airports across the country on Thursday, sending a strong message to airline management that it’s time to address their operational problems and support passengers, pilots and other front-line workers who made extraordinary sacrifices during the pandemic.

ALPA pilots delivered during the pandemic, and now it’s time for airlines to deliver for us,” declared ALPA President Capt. Joe DePete. “Unfortunately, some airlines squandered the opportunity to adequately plan for post-pandemic flying, and the result has been unprecedented flight delays and cancellations. It’s time for management to prioritize passengers and pilots—and invest in the people who keep our country moving.”