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ALPA Miami ALI MEC Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002509
The records of the Airlift International (ALI) Master Executive Council (MEC) cover the last decade of ALI’s existence. They include correspondence, Chapter 11 documents and litigation, negotiation documents and notes, letters of agreement, and agreements.

Important Subjects: Airline pilots Airlines Collective bargaining Airlines—Employees—Labor unions Airlines—United States—Management Pilots

Important Names: Jacobs, Tom Koraly, George, Oliver, Al

Dates

  • 1981 - 1990
  • Majority of material found within 1981 - 1987

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

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.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 SB)

Abstract

The records of the Airlift International (ALI) Master Executive Council (MEC) cover the last decade of ALI’s existence. The airline originated as Riddle Airlines and became Airlift in 1965, expanding in 1968 and buying out Slick Airways. The airline went into Chapter 11 in 1981 and reorganized but was plagued by problems for the rest of the decade. The pilots and management were at odds over collective bargaining and working agreements and the MEC spent much time negotiating contracts and attempting to enforce work rules. In 1986, the Airlift fleet was grounded by the FAA for noncompliance with noise regulations. All ALI pilots were furloughed, causing ALPA to take custodial leadership over the ALI MEC; the airline ceased domestic flights and only operated a short stint of flights in Asia in 1987. Airlift ceased operations completely in 1991.The ALPA Miami ALI MEC Records are made up of correspondence, Chapter 11 documents and litigation, negotiation documents and notes, letters of agreement, and agreements.

History

The airline originated as Riddle Airlines and became Airlift in 1965, expanding in 1968 and buying out Slick Airways. The airline went into Chapter 11 in 1981 and reorganized but was plagued by problems for the rest of the decade. The pilots and management were at odds over collective bargaining and working agreements and the MEC spent much time negotiating contracts and attempting to enforce work rules. In 1986, the Airlift fleet was grounded by the FAA for noncompliance with noise regulations. All ALI pilots were furloughed, causing ALPA to take custodial leadership over the ALI MEC; the airline ceased domestic flights and only operated a short stint of flights in Asia in 1987. Airlift ceased operations completely in 1991.

Arrangement

Folders are listed in original order.

Acquisition

The records are from a shipment from the ALPA Miami Field Office on February 26, 1991.

Related Materials

ALPA collections

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Kathy Makas on April 17, 2014.
Title
Guide to the ALPA Miami ALI MEC Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Kathy Makas.
Date
2014-04-17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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Detroit MI 48202 USA