It’s hard to be sympathetic to airline pilots. They are at the top of the pay scale for unionized jobs. But they have a right to bargain, and a right to conclude a contract. There’s been no movement on completing a negotiation started 4 years ago. That’s too long.
And it’s a hard job, with lots of work rules, very high technical knowledge and physical requirements, odd hours, and an earlier than usual retirement age. Sort of like baseball players.
So when should they be allowed to strike?
The Independent Pilots Association (IPA), a trade union representing pilots at UPS, said its leadership has called on its 2,528 members to authorize a pilot strike against UPS.