Hundreds of Southwest Airlines pilots protest 

The protest with upto 1300 pilots is an example of airline workers trying to put pressure on companies for an increase in their pay. 

unions are looking for  new creative ways to put pressure on management. 

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ALPA released an open letter for Delta Air Lines customers, saying its members empathize  with travelers whose flights were delayed or canceled and blamed Delta management

The union said Delta has scheduled more flights than the number of pilots , and pilots were working overtime hours and it also risked many live

Airline unions are planning to take advantage of the increase In trend for travel this summer to win increases in pay and some other benefits.

United Airlines reached a conclusion with ALPA last month. Terms have not been disclosed, but they likely agreed for higher pay

United's CEO called it an industry-leading proposal. 

Pilots will be provided by a wage premium of 50% through August 2024 in addition to longer-term increase by two regional subsidiaries 

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