Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)

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The Air Line Pilots Association was unofficially founded in 1930 and then officially in 1931, but its roots can be traced all the way back to the mid-1920's. The economic pressures of the depression, and increased flying hours with less pay are ultimately what lead to the formation of ALPA to protect pilot needs and rights. While initially formed in secret by a handful of pilots, ALPA grew steadily over time and by the end of World War II its membership approached 5,000 and had become a well-respected organization. Today it represents over 52,000 pilots at 31 U.S. and Canadian airlines and is the largest airline pilot union in the world. While representation and advocacy are major services to its members, safety and security has always been the most important service and for over 70 years ALPA has been part of most important safety improvement in the airline industry.

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For additional information about ALPA please visit the Air Line Pilots Association Web site.

ALPA Alexandria RecordsAbstracts
ALPA Atlanta, Georgia Field Office RecordsAbstracts
ALPA Engineering and Air Safety Department RecordsAbstracts
ALPA Governing Bodies: Board of Directors RecordsAbstracts
ALPA Governmental Affairs Office Records, Parts 1-2Abstracts
ALPA Headquarters Communications Library RecordsAbstracts
ALPA Kansas City Missouri Field Office RecordsAbstracts
ALPA Los Angeles Field Office RecordsAbstracts
ALPA Los Angeles Joint Council Office RecordsAbstracts
ALPA Los Angeles RecordsAbstracts
ALPA Minneapolis Joint Council RecordsAbstracts
ALPA President's Department Records, Parts 1-3Abstracts
ALPA Region 5 Vice-President's Files: Capt. William C. Davis RecordsAbstracts
ALPA Seattle Joint Council RecordsAbstracts
ALPA St. Louis RecordsAbstracts
ALPA Union of Professional AirmenAbstracts
ALPA Governing Bodies: Central Executive Council RecordsAbstracts
ALPA Governing Bodies: Executive Board RecordsAbstracts
ALPA Governing Bodies: Executive CommitteeAbstracts
ALPA Governing Bodies: Executive CouncilAbstracts
ALPA Herndon EAL Strike Center RecordsAbstracts
ALPA Steward and Stewardess Division RecordsAbstracts
ALPA Chicago/Rosemont UAL MEC RecordsAbstracts
ALPA ContractsAbstracts
ALPA Contracts: Airline EmployeesAbstracts
ALPA Contracts: Flight AttendantsAbstracts
ALPA Miami ALI MEC RecordsAbstracts
ALPA Miami EAL MEC RecordsAbstracts
ALPA Miami Joint Council Office RecordsAbstracts
ALPA Miami PAA MEC RecordsAbstracts
ALPA PublicationsAbstracts
ALPA Publications: Air Line PilotAbstracts
Herman Benson PapersAbstracts
William W. Betts PapersAbstracts
William C. Davis PapersAbstracts
Charles T. Hawkins PapersAbstracts
George Hopkins PapersAbstracts
Lucien Koch PapersAbstracts
Robert N. Rockwell PapersAbstracts
Clarence N. Sayen PapersAbstracts
Lionel Stephan PapersAbstracts
Robert L. Tuxbury PapersAbstracts
Captain J. H. Wylie PapersAbstracts
Flight Attendants and the Air Line Pilots Association Blog entry
The Eastern Airlines Strike of 1989Blog entry
The Southern Airways strike of 1960: ALPA’s epic battle over fair wages for pilotsBlog entry
(31516) EAL Strike Cartoon, 1989Image
(8764) ALPA Home Office ConstructionImage
(8765) ALPA Home Office ConstructionImage
(8766) ALPA Home Office ConstructionImage