Air Line Pilots Association - ALPA
a craft based union affiliated with the AFL-CIO for strenght and Solidarity
A Strong Voice for Airline Pilots
The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than 51,000 pilots at 31 U.S. and Canadian airlines.
Founded in 1931, the Association is chartered by the AFL-CIO and the Canadian Labour Congress. Known internationally as US-ALPA, it is a member of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots Associations.
ALPA provides three critical services to its members
Airline Safety and Security
At all levels of ALPA, pilots make decisions through the democratic process. All decisions start with our pilot groups. Each pilot group consists of all the pilots at a given airline. Pilot groups excersize considerable autonomy in governing their own internal affairs, such as negotiating contracts, enforcing those contracts, and discussing issues of concern with their companies.
Members of each ALPA carrier are represented by their Local Council Status Representatives, who make up each pilot group's Master Executive Council (MEC). Each pilot group consists of one or more Local Councils, which generally correspond with the pilot's major domiciles. These Local Council Status Representatives sit on ALPA's Board of Directors, the Association's highest governing body. The Local Council Representatives elect the officers of the MEC, the chairman of which comprise ALPA's Executive Board. ALPA's Executive Council, which bears fiduciary responsibility for the Association, includes both elected Executive Vice Presidents and the National Officers.
ALPA's National Officers, the President, the First Vice President, the Vice-President-Administration/Secretary, the Vice-President-Finance/Treasurer, guide the Association's work from its Washington D.C. headquarters and nearby Herndon, VA offices.
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