Negotiations begin between Delta Air Lines and its pilots
Friday, April 5, marks the beginning of negotiations between Delta Air Lines and its pilot union negotiation committee. The committee, which has met several times over the last four months to analyze pilot data and opinions, will present a contract opener. The current agreement in place, which was executed in 2016 expires at the end of 2019. The 2016 deal provided pilots with an 18% raise in 2016, a 3% raise in 2017 and 2018, and a 4% raise in 2019.
The tone of the negotiations has been set by Ryan Schnitzler, chairman of the Air Line Pilots Association of Delta, who stated in a memo that the goal of the negotiation is to “reach a timely agreement that rewards Delta pilots for [their] important role in fueling the company’s profitability.”
Setting a positive tone ahead of a negotiation can be a good way of encouraging both parties to come to the table with a common goal in mind and to help facilitate a productive negotiation. With experience negotiating a variety of deals, from purchase agreements and leases to settlement agreements, the attorneys at Wilkerson & Hegna, PLLP are well equipped to assist you with your next matter.