WASHINGTON, D.C.—Pilot leaders at Air Wisconsin, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), have reached a tentative agreement (TA) on a collective bargaining agreement after more than a year of negotiations with the Company. After reviewing the TA, the Air Wisconsin ALPA Master Executive Council (MEC) approved the agreement and unanimously voted to send it out to the pilot group for a full ratification vote.
The TA includes almost $48 million in new value for the Air Wisconsin pilots over its three-year duration, including 38 percent pay increases for captains and 54 percent increases for first officers. It also includes scheduling and reserve improvements, plus the creation of a new ALPA-Company Fatigue Review Panel to provide pay protection for operationally caused fatigue events.
“When we began flying for American [AA] earlier this year, our pilots told us they expected to be paid the same as pilots at AA’s wholly owned carriers. This agreement accomplishes that goal and should help us attract more pilots who would otherwise find better-paying jobs at AA’s other regional partners,” said Air Wisconsin MEC chair Capt. Jack Roback.
Air Wisconsin had previously flown as a United Express partner before signing a new capacity purchase agreement with AA in late 2022. The pilots opened negotiations with Air Wisconsin in August 2022 and began flying for AA in March of this year.
Founded in 1931, ALPA is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than 75,000 pilots at 43 U.S. and Canadian airlines., including the more than 400 Air Wisconsin pilots. Visit the ALPA website at www.alpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ALPAPilots.