“We have been negotiating for some time, with a strong commitment from our negotiators, professionals, experts and elected representatives. We also recognize the support of the National Mediation Board,” said Captain Chuck Dyer, Chairman of the AlPA Fedex Executive Board. He continued: “The process has not always been easy, but our pilots and their families have remained firm in their support of our negotiating committee. The MEC has a rigorous process for evaluating this type of agreement, and we look forward to a complete review of this interim agreement. The agreement comes before the main holiday period for the delivery company. Negotiations on the pact began in 2011 and formal negotiations began in January 2013. The two parties embarked on a mediation process following FedEx`s submission to the National Mediation Board in October 2014. After years of discussions between the two parties, FedEx Corp. has entered into a six-year contract with the union, which represents its express pilots and offers them higher hourly wages. Since the signing of the 2015 collective agreement, approximately 33 percent of FedEx pilots are new to the property. The MEC understood the value of learning about the union`s current successes and challenges and introduced a new FedEx Interactive pilot story in 2019.
The Air Line Pilots Association said the new agreement also includes new recruitments, a “significant” signing bonus, improvements to the age plan and improvements to work rules. In August, the union said it had entered into a collective agreement with FedEx, which still needs to be approved by the union`s board of directors. The new agreement is subject to revision and completion of the language of the contract. The terms of the interim agreement will not be made public, as they must first be reviewed and approved by the Executive Board of FedEx ALPA (MEC). If authorized by FedEx MEC management, the TA will be subject to a ratification vote of more than 4,000 FedEx pilots. If ratified, the treaty could be amended in 2021. MEMPHIS, Ten.–(BUSINESS WIRE)-On Wednesday, August 19, FedEx pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int`l (ALPA), entered into a preliminary agreement (TA) with FedEx management for an amended collective agreement. The parties have been actively negotiating since 2011.
Discussions began in 2011 as part of a special interim discussion agreement, initially concluded by both parties, to help narrow the vacancy sector to conclude formal negotiations in a timely manner. Formal negotiations began in January 2013, when the openers were exchanged with management in accordance with Section 6. On October 31, 2014, FedEx management submitted mediation to the National Mediation Board (NMB) and negotiations were conducted under the NMB guide. “We are pleased that the collective bargaining process has significantly improved contracts that recognize our pilot group`s contributions to FedEx and appreciate the company`s commitment to these negotiations,” said Captain David Webb, President of ALPA FedEx MEC. “We look forward to presenting the interim agreement to our board of directors and our thieves.” FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) offers customers and businesses a wide range of transportation, e-commerce and business services worldwide.