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Abstract Part 1: The ALPA Contracts are a collection of pilot contracts ALPA negotiated by airline. Ranging from 1939 with their first agreement with American Airlines, to the mid-1980s the contracts reflect the many changes the airline industry went through during ALPA’s first fifty years. Included are letters of agreements, memos of understanding, letters, mediation and arbitration agreements, and other negotiation materials. Part 2: The ALPA Contracts Part 2 are a collection of pilot...
Dates: 1939 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1970
Abstract The ALPA Contracts: Airline Employees collection is made up of contracts for agents, clerical employees, clerks, communications employees, airline employees, flight dispatchers, flight engineers, flight instructors, flight simulator operators, flight superintendents, food service employees, maintenance employees, mechanics, meteorologists, navigators, passenger service employees, port stewards, ramp servicemen, security employees, and station employees from various U.S. airlines from the 1940s...
Dates: 1939 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1959 - 1967
Abstract The ALPA Dallas Contract Administration Records chronicle the activities of Local Executive Council (LEC) #42, which represented the employees of Mid-Continent Airlines, and later Braniff International, when the companies merged in 1952. The records contain such materials as contract agreements, correspondence, as well as Council #42 and Master Executive Council (MEC) meeting minutes. Subjects covered include a proposed merger between Braniff and Pacific Southwest Airlines, and Braniff’s...
Abstract The Executive Committee (EXCO) was established in 1951 as part of the organizational restructuring of ALPA, with the first meeting occurring in 1953. The Committee worked with the president in a consultation role and was designed to execute policies made by the Board of Directors (BOD) and Executive Board (EXBD) as well as recommend policy to both bodies. In addition the Committee also determined the organizational structure of the home office, ratified staff members, and was a trustee for ALPA...
Dates: 1953 - 1992
Abstract This collection is from ALPA’s Master Executive Council (MEC) office in Houston. The records consist of such documents as correspondence, contract negotiations, strike materials, and bankruptcy proceedings. There are files from several Local Executive Councils (LEC), including #61 and #131, which represented the pilots of Eastern Airlines (EAL) and Delta Airlines (DAL), respectively. One of the subjects covered is the Continental Airlines (CAL) strike of 1983-1985. The fax and Telecopier...
Dates: 1967-1990; Majority of material found within 1984-1989
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...
Dates: 1981 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1981 - 1987
Abstract Parts 1 and 2 of the EAL MEC Records spans 30 years but focuses mainly on the last decade of Eastern’s operations. Major subjects include mergers, air safety and bankruptcy litigation.
Dates: 1960 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1990
Abstract The ALPA Miami Joint Council Office (JCO) was a regional office for ALPA Region II and councils in the Southeast United States. It was home to several Master Executive Councils (MEC) and Local Executive Councils (LEC) including: Braniff Airways MEC and Council 29, Delta Airlines Council 71, Eastern Airlines MEC and Council 18, National Airlines MEC and Councils 8 and 73, Pan American Airways (PAA) Council 10, Pan American-Grace Airways (Panagra, PNG) MEC and Councils 38 and 83 and Riddle...
Dates: 1935 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1960
Abstract ALPA Photographs is a collection of photographic prints and negatives produced and compiled over decades. The materials came to the Reuther from what is currently known as the Communications Department; previous names of the department include Publicity and Public Relations, and ALPA Publications. The images collected appeared in the union’s publications, including the Air Line Pilot, and in conjunction with various public relations tools, such as news releases. The prints and negatives...
Dates: circa 1940-1981; Majority of material found within circa 1940-1969
Abstract The ALPA Publications is a collection of pamphlets, newsletters, magazines, bulletins, manuals, constitutions and by-laws, arbitration transcripts, and research reports produced by, or involving ALPA from 1933-2006. ALPA’s main publication, Air Line Pilot, is still in print and so not included here, but both ALPA national, and individual Master Executive Councils (MEC) also produced a wide variety of publications during the past 80 years which are included in this collection.
Dates: 1933 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1958 - 1968
Abstract The ALPA San Francisco Joint Council Office (SFO) was the office of Local Executive Council (LEC) 56, which represented employees of Pan American Airways (PAA). The records contain such materials as meeting minutes, correspondence, and committee reports. One of the subjects included is the February 1961 pilot furlough triggered by the flight engineers’ strike.
Abstract The Steward and Stewardess Division was created by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Board of Directors in 1960 after ALPA and the Air Line Stewards and Stewardess Association (ALSSA) separated in 1959. Following the same basic structure as ALPA, the division had its own Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Executive Board, and national officers of Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Initially consisting of 20 airlines and around 3,580 stewardesses, by 1969 the S&S Division...
Dates: 1949 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1971
- Airlines -- Collective bargaining 9
- Airlines -- Employees 9
- Airline pilots 6
- Airlines -- Management 6
- Airlines -- Mergers 6
- Airlines—Employees—Labor unions 6
- Labor unions 6
- Strikes and lockouts -- Airlines 6
- Air Line Pilots Association -- History 4
- Airlines hijacking 4
- Airlines—Safety measures 4
- Labor union meetings 4
- Aeronautics Safety measures 3
- Air pilots 3
- Airlines 3
- Flight attendants 3
- Aircraft accidents -- Investigation 2
- Airlines -- Technological innovations -- United States 2
- Airplanes -- Noise 2
- Airplanes Airworthiness 2
- Pilots and pilotage 2
- Age discrimination 1
- Air quality 1
- Air safety 1
- Air traffic control 1
- Flight engineers 1
- Seniority, Employee 1
- Sex discrimination 1
- Women's rights 1 ∧ view less
- Air Line Pilots Association 8
- United States. National Mediation Board 4
- United States. Federal Aviation Administration 3
- Continental Airlines 1
- Eastern Air Lines 1
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