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Holiday travel: Delta CEO says no pilot strike during high-demand period
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Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian on Monday assured travelers that its pilots won't go on strike during the critical holiday travel season.
"There is no possibility they [pilots] could go on strike for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any time," he said when asked about the looming threat of a strike during an interview on the "Today" show. "I say that with confidence. There is no strike coming," Bastian added.
If they did, it would be "against the law of the country," Bastian added.
However, the union said that's not the case.
Delta pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), tweeted that "CEO Ed Bastian got it wrong" and that "the law of the U.S. allows unions to strike."
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The comments came a week after Delta pilots overwhelmingly voted to authorize union leaders to strike, if necessary, to get a new contract agreement with the carrier.