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Why You Need a Union

Why You Need a Union

The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) represents and advocates for more than 59,000 pilots at 33 U.S. and Canadian airlines, making it the world’s largest airline pilot union. ALPA provides three critical services to its members: airline safety, security, and pilot assistance; representation; and advocacy.


We Are a Team

ALPA’s team approach to negotiations will secure a better collective bargaining agreement for you and your pilot group, helping achieve your goals of fair pay, improved work rules, and a better quality of life.

Our Air Safety Organization Is Unmatched

ALPA, the world’s largest nongovernmental aviation safety organization, makes your job safer and more secure, in the air and on the ground. ALPA’s Air Safety Organization plays a key role in government and industry efforts.

Your Voice in Government

Recognized as the voice of airline pilots in Washington and Ottawa, ALPA has established the rapport you need with Members of Congress, Parliament, and other government officials—powerful people who make decisions that directly affect your career.

Take Care of Your Family

With programs and products tailored specifically to your needs as a pilot, ALPA is in the best position to take care you and your family.

An International Presence

Only ALPA, the sole representative for pilots in both the United States and Canada for the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA), can represent you and your interests at significant international and regional forums—including ICAO, the aviation arm of the United Nations.