Contract negotiations were the focus of attention in 2019 and remain in focus in 2020. The CEM devotes considerable resources, time and effort to ensuring a successful outcome. The pilots began negotiations on a new pilot work agreement on April 5, 2019, nine months before the contract`s amendable date of December 31. The pilots` objectives for the 2019 contract focus on remuneration, retirement and insurance, quality of life and scope. These priorities are the result of extensive feedback from the pilot group that advances the union`s bargaining objectives and strategic plan throughout the year. Many delta pilots were worried about the reduction in guaranteed wages. Delta pilots union president Ryan Schnitzler told them in a memo that they had the chance to treat some of the lost money with overtime if the flight resumed next summer as hoped. Among the voting intentions, 74% were in favor, according to the Air Line Pilots Association, near Delta, whose leaders voted 14 to 5 before having it ratified by members. Delta pilots have played a crucial role in Delta Air Lines` historic profitability in 2019 and look forward to the negotiation of a modified agreement recognizing the pilot group`s contribution to the company`s success. To support and engage the pilot group, the Delta Pilot Network organizes system-wide events to allow pilots and their families to interact with their union. The MEC also organizes training seminars on retirement and other topics that contribute to improving the career and quality of life of pilots. As part of the deal, the union said Delta would also make some improvements to the pilots` plans and establish a plan for the pilots to save extra money for retirement with tax savings.
We are the union that represents more than 900 employees of the City of Delta and civilians of the Delta Police Board. “We are negotiating a new pilot employment contract in the best environment in Delta`s history,” Schnitzler said. “Delta is making record profits, has a diversified business model in place that can weather negative business cycles, has the cash flow to invest in shareholders and joint ventures, and has dedicated employees who are ready to pull out the extra mile to maximize revenue and serve our customers.” The pilots agreement provides in principle that the agreement will be suspended if an extension of the federal law on cares is approved under the same conditions as the initial recovery plan. For the application form and course information: 454.cupe.ca/resources/union-education/ “This agreement will help Delta deal with the COVID crisis and eventually become a stronger airline,” said Chris Riggins, spokesman for the Delta Pilots Union. . . .