- FedEx Express Master Executive Council Approves Resolution for Strike Authorization Vote
- ALPA says Pilots will Use all Resources of RLA, up to and Including Strike, to Get Better Contract.
The union representing pilots for Memphis-based FedEx, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), has announced that they are a step closer to a possible strike over contract negotiations. The FedEx Express Master Executive Council (MEC) unanimously approved a resolution that sets the stage for a strike authorization vote. According to ALPA, the FedEx pilots will utilize the full resources of the Railway Labor Act (RLA) as permitted by law, which includes a strike, to get an industry-leading contract.
However, before a strike can occur, the pilots must be released by the National Mediation Board and a 30-day cooling-off period must be exhausted. The strike authorization vote is another necessary requirement. While this announcement is not a confirmation of a strike, it does signal the union’s willingness to take that step if necessary.
The pilots union reports that despite negotiations between them and FedEx having been ongoing since May 2021, there are currently no scheduled talks.