Executive Council Statement | Better Pay and Benefits

On the Retirement of Capt. Lee Moak

The AFL-CIO Executive Council thanks Capt. Lee Moak of the Air Line Pilots Association for his service to working families while on the AFL-CIO Executive Council.

As president of ALPA, Moak led the union through a period of great change in the airline industry while accomplishing organizing, bargaining and legislative successes. ALPA has been established as a “pilot partisan” in Washington, D.C., and has won significant bipartisan support on Capitol Hill. That has proved critical in ALPA’s fight to deny Norwegian Air International’s request for a foreign air carrier permit to import a flag-of-convenience aviation business model to America.

Moak, a former Marine Corps fighter pilot and Delta captain who joined ALPA in 1988, was elected ALPA president in October 2010 and joined the AFL-CIO Executive Council in August 2011. While on the council, he served on the International Affairs, Legislative/Policy and Safety & Occupational Health committees, as well as the Union Veterans Council.

We thank Capt. Moak and wish him the very best in his future endeavors.