This is Delta MEC Communications Committee Chairman, Captain Buzz Hazzard, on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, with a special Code-A-Phone message to the Delta pilots.
As reported to you after the special MEC meeting on May 14, the Delta MEC provided direction to the Delta MEC Negotiating Committee to join with the Negotiating Committee of the Northwest MEC to collectively draft a proposal for a Joint Pilot Working Agreement to present to Delta management. For the past several weeks the committees have been meeting regularly to formulate such a proposal.
The committees have worked almost around the clock with Delta management since last Monday, June 16, in New York City, and we are pleased to announce that the joint pilot negotiating committee has reached a Tentative Agreement with Delta management for a Joint Pilot Working agreement—the first important step as we begin the process of combining two pilot groups with long, proud histories, into the largest unified pilot group in the world. Additionally, a process has been established with the goal of achieving a single pilot seniority list by merger closing.
The next step is for the MECs to receive a detailed briefing when they meet in separate special sessions this week. We will update you on the situation as events unfold.
That’s it for today. Thanks for calling in.