Federal COVID-19 relief with airline payroll support has repositioned the airline industry’s future with certainty. The Air Line Pilots Association is grateful for this historic pro-labor, job-saving program that delivered pandemic relief directly to workers and saved hundreds of thousands of aviation jobs.
ALPA President: Aviation is Essential for Recovery
If the United States is to sustain an industry that contributes so much at this critical time, U.S. government leaders must stabilize and preserve airline workers’ jobs with an extension of the CARES Act Payroll Support Program. We need a strong aviation workforce today so that our country is ready for tomorrow.
Furloughed Pilot: My Dream Job Is on the Line
Being forced out of a dream job on October 1st is going to hurt and I’m going to miss seeing the world from 30,000 feet, but facing the economic uncertainty that follows will be even harder for myself and thousands of my colleagues unless our leaders take action. That’s why returning to the negotiating table to find an agreement that extends payroll support and protects aviation workers is so crucial.