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ATI cargo pilots give union power to call a strike

November 14, 2023

Pilots at Air Transport International, a cargo airline owned by Air Transport Services Group that provides airlift to Amazon and DHL Express, have authorized union leaders to call a strike over stalled labor talks once such action becomes permissible under federal law.

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) said Tuesday that 99.7% of union members voted in favor of strike authorization, with nearly all of Air Transport International’s (ATI) 540 pilots participating.

Management and the union have been negotiating a new contract for 3.5 years and the talks are now being mediated by the U.S. government.

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