Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair – The Value of Airline Unions
The mention of the word union will usually elicit an emotional response from the listener. The recent political landscape has kept unions in the political and news discussion. Unions have always exhibited the “double-edged sword” characteristic.
However, airline unions have rarely been castigated and condemned as have the blue-collar or service unions. Although there are several airline unions, the first ever airline pilots union, ALPA (Airline Pilots Association) was formed in 1933 and currently represents 31 airlines and 51,000 pilots. Today’s guest, Captain Bob Engelman, a veteran United Airlines and ALPA member, will provide an experts analysis of the efficacy of the Airline Pilots Association.