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ALPA Governing Bodies: Executive Board Records Edit

Summary

Identifier
LR002246
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Kathy Makas.
Finding Aid Date
2012-01
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
English

Dates

  • 1947 – 2003 (Creation)

Extents

  • 16 Linear Feet (Whole)
    (16 SB)

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Notes

  • Language of Materials

    Material entirely in English.

  • Abstract

    The Executive Board (EXBD) was created in 1947 as part of ALPA’s governing structure to assist the Board of Directors (BOD) and manage the Association in between conventions. The Board is administrative in nature, exercises control over the association and manages its business affairs while the BOD is not in session. Made up of pilot and co-pilot representatives of each airline as well as the President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Administration and Vice President of Finance, the Executive Board covers issues such as: Administration; Membership, Accounting and Finance; Engineering and Air Safety; Employment Agreements; Contract Administration; Legal, Legislative, Government and Industry; Mergers; Aeromedical, Retirement and Insurance; Industrial Relations; and Affiliations. In addition the Board can interpret the ALPA constitution and by-laws as well as Association policies. The Executive Board records includes Minutes, Agendas, Transcripts, Correspondence, General books, Reports and supporting documents for meetings from 1947-2003.

  • Acquisition

    This collection includes materials from Data Resources, Governing Bodies Support, and President’s Office records.

  • Processing History

    Finding aid written by Kathy Makas, January, 2012. Reprocessed with additional materials and rewritten by Kathy Makas, August, 2013.

  • Access

    Collection is open for research.

  • Use

    Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

  • Citation Style

    "ALPA Governing Bodies: Executive Board Records, Box [#], Folder [#], Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University"

  • Related Materials

    ALPA Microform, Box 30, “ALPA President,” Rolls 1018-1048 contain Executive Board transcripts from the 1st-33rd meetings, Rolls 1260-1266 contain transcripts from the 34th-38th meetings.

  • History

    The Executive Board (EXBD) was created in 1947 at ALPA’s Ninth Convention by the Board of Directors (BOD) to replace the Central Executive Council (CEC). The role of the Board is mainly administrative; it exercises control of the Association and manages the business affairs of ALPA in between Board of Director conventions. Decisions made by the Board are subject to approval or disapproval by the BOD. The Board covers issues such as; Administration; Membership, Accounting and Finance; Engineering and Air Safety; Employment Agreements; Contract Administration; Legal, Legislative, Government and Industry; Mergers; Aeromedical, Retirement and Insurance; Industrial Relations; and Affiliations. The Executive Board can also interpret the ALPA constitution and by-laws as well as Association policies.

    The Board is made up of a pilot (Master Executive Chairman) and senior copilot representative from each airline represented by ALPA, and includes the President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Administration, (formerly Secretary) and Vice President of Finance (formerly Treasurer) as ex-officio members. Originally the Executive Board was mandated to meet twice a year, but this policy was discontinued in 1951 and the Board did not meet for another 12 years. During this period the Association used the Executive Committee to cover the duties of the Board as it was a smaller body making regular meetings easier and decisions quicker. 1960 saw another policy change which enabled the Board to meet at regular intervals again and left open the possibility for special meetings to be called by the president or thirty percent of the Executive Board members, since then the Board has usually met at least twice a year.

  • Scope and Content

    The Executive Board records includes minutes, agendas, transcripts, correspondence, general books, reports and supporting documents for meetings from 1947-2001. Specific subjects included in the collection are: Professional Standards, National Security, Alcohol/Drug Testing, Jumpseats, In-Flight Image/Video and Voice Recording, Field Office Closings, Strike Policy and Benefits, Flight Time/Duty Time, Pay Scale/Pay Formulas, Pilot Fatigue, Seasonal Unemployment, Seniority Lists, Third Crew Member/ Crew Complement, Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) v. Visual Flight Rules (VFR), National Airlines Strike (1948), American Air Lines Split (1963), Steward and Stewardess Division, Age 60 Rule, and the removal of president David Behncke in 1951.

    Important Subjects: Air traffic control Airline pilots Airlines Collective bargaining Airlines—Employees—Drug testing—United States Airlines—Employees—Labor unions Airlines Hijacking Airlines—Mergers Airlines—Safety measures Airlines—Safety regulations Airlines—Security measures Airlines—Strikes and lockouts Airlines—Technological innovations—United States Airlines—United States—Management Airplane Airworthiness Airplanes—Noise Airplanes—Piloting Airplanes—Piloting—Safety measures Civil Aeronautics Board (U.S.) Federal Aviation Administration Pilots and pilotage Terrorism

    Important Correspondents: Anderson, W. W. Babbitt, J. Randolph Behncke, David Duffy, Henry O’Donnell, J.J. Ruby, Charles Sayen, Clarence Spencer, Francis

  • Arrangement

    The Executive Board records are arranged in chronological order.

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