The FedEx pilots have rejected the company’s tentative contract offer. FedEx is a parcel delivery company. The tentative agreement included a 30% pay increase as well as a 30% increase in pilots’ legacy pensions. The 6,000 FedEx pilots who are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) however, rejected the offer by a vote of 57% to 43%.
The National Mediation Board will oversee new negotiations as they take place.
Hundreds of FedEx pilots had protested outside the business hub in May, calling for a pay increase. They demanded acknowledgement for their knowledge and abilities as well as attention to the fact that their pay hadn’t been changed since November 2020. They argued that their salary value had significantly decreased over time and had not kept pace with inflation.
They claimed that all they wanted was a standard contract for the business.
Although the official starting pay for pilots was not made public at the time, it is well known that the company’s pilots are among the highest paid.
The business had stated at the time that it wanted to reach a just and “comprehensive agreement” and that it would carry on with talks for a new CBA under the supervision of the National Mediation Board.