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2011-08-09 11:09:00

Program Strengthens Aviation Security, Expedites Passenger Screening WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA) and the Air Transport Association of America (ATA) today began operating the first test site for the Known Crewmember program at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Known Crewmember, a new enhanced security-screening program for airline crew members, positively verifies a pilot's identity and employment status,...

2010-11-22 06:00:00

CHICAGO and HOUSTON, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pilots of United and Continental, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA) will be conducting informational picketing in Newark and Houston, the site of major Continental Airlines hubs, on Nov. 22 and 23 and in Chicago, home of United Airlines, on Dec. 1 to reaffirm their stance against management's plans to continue and expand the practice of outsourcing flying to other airlines. The airline intends to...

2009-05-19 14:00:00

SEATTLE, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The pilots of Alaska Airlines, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), have voted to approve a new four-year contract. Of the 95 percent of pilots who voted, 84 percent did so in favor of the agreement. Effective April 1, 2009, the new contract for Alaska's 1,455 pilots includes pay increases, retirement options for current employees, and work rules that provide increased flexibility for pilots and improved productivity for the...

2008-12-31 11:34:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Continental pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), are pressing for a renewed focus on negotiations for a new contract. The pilots' contract becomes amendable today, Dec. 31, 2008. Negotiations for a new contract first began back in July 2007. To date, the parties have completed tentative agreements for eight sections of the contract, but dozens more remain untouched, including prime issues such as pay, work rules,...

2008-12-17 18:56:00

NMB Election Results Show Overwhelming Support for Union WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), welcomes today's announcement by the National Mediation Board (NMB) that the pilots of Colgan Air, Inc., have selected the union as their collective bargaining representative. According to the NMB, 313 of 449 eligible voters cast a ballot in support of representation, well above the threshold required for certification. Prior to the election,...

2008-12-10 16:20:00

Pilots express need for company to build trust, follow contract to be successful PHOENIX, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- After years of working under a substandard contract, the Mesa Air Group (Nasdaq: MESA) pilots, who are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), today ratified a new agreement that contains numerous industry-standard and industry-leading provisions. However, the pilot group was split nearly even on their support for this agreement, indicating that much work...

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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'