Thursday, March 1, 2012
The DPA wants to break away from ALPA to go and join another group of independent airline unions including the APA, IPA, SWAPA, USAPA and the Teamsters. The Teamsters (representing five airlines) have a centralized structure the same as ALPA. More than half the member airlines are freight carriers. The Teamsters also represent quite a few different industries outside of aviation. With such diverse members of a loosely structured organization, how does the DPA plan on making sure there is no conflict of interest at CAPA? They continually say CAPA will be their voice in Washington but have no way of proving it will be any different than the voice we have today.