ALPA to open negotiations with Atlantic Southeast Airlines

Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) (Atlanta) and its pilots, represented by by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), are preparing to open negotiations. Atlantic Southeast is a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. According to ALPA, the negotiations will attempt to achieve a Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) that will define compensation and work rules for the 4,300 pilots of ASA and the former ExpressJet Airlines.

Although Atlantic Southeast and ExpressJet formalized their merger in late 2010, but the operations remain separate while the two pilot groups continue to work under different contracts. The merged Atlantic Southeast Airlines is the largest independently owned regional airline in the United States and performs flying for Delta Air Lines, Continental Airlines and United Airlines.

The completed JCBA is a prerequisite for the integration of the two pilot groups.

The merged company operates 2,200 daily departures. The 4,300 pilots fly over 150 destinations in 39 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and Mexico. Atlantic Southeast-ExpressJet pilots are based in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Washington, D.C., and Newark.

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