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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Delta pilots choose new leadership

Delta's pilots union has selected new leadership for its labor negotiations with Delta Air Lines. 

John Malone has been elected chairman of the Delta Master Executive Council at a special meeting of the Local Executive Councils of the Delta MEC, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association International. The meeting was held at the Renaissance Concourse Hotel in Atlanta.

In his address to the MEC, Captain Malone stated, “We need to own our mistakes, listen to the pilots, reconnect with them, encourage their participation and, most importantly, treat all our fellow pilots with respect – even the most ardent critic. ALPA is the only union that can deliver the services needed to restore our profession.”

“This weekend is Labor Day. On this weekend I want you to take real pride in your leadership role of protecting and promoting working people in America. What we – what ALPA does impacts all of labor in America.”

Captain Malone is an Atlanta-based 767-300ER pilot at Delta Air Lines, Inc., and will fill the remainder of the term beginning Sept. 15 through Dec. 31, 2016. He replaces Mike Donatelli, who stepped down as chairman.

The MEC also elected a new Negotiating Committee. Captain Steve Uvena was elected as chairman. F/O Ron Hay, Captain Heiko Kallenbach, and Captain Jeff Anderson were elected as members.

The committee will serve beginning immediately and for a period not to exceed six months after the signing of a new Section 6 agreement.

The changes come after 65% of Delta pilots voting in July refused to approve a proposed contract between the union and Delta Air Lines.

The Delta MEC is composed of 9 Local Executive Councils and acts as the governing body of the airline’s 12,000 pilots.

More information is available on the Delta MEC website at https://dal.alpa.org.