You would think a raise would be a good thing, but not for Delta Air Line pilots. This past Sunday, the carrier offered its 13,000 pilots a raise of about 27 percent over four years. Unfortunately, this came in significantly less than what employees have proposed in contract talks since the beginning of 2016. They had asked for a 37 percent raise over three years.
Chairman John Malone of Delta’s chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association sent the proposal in a letter to the pilots. The two sides had been in disagreement over pay since the contract became amendable Dec. 31.
“Delta is committed to reaching a timely new agreement that is market-based, sustainable, and that also ensures Delta pilots have an industry-leading package of pay, benefits and work rules,” Morgan Durrant, a spokesman for the airline, said in an e-mail.
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