17 March 2007

US critics of draft US-EU ATA

On 16 March 2007 the Australian carried a report of US union criticism of the draft US-European Union Air Transport Agreement (ATA). In a statement dated 7 March 2007 the Washington DC based Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) expressed its opposition.

Representative James Oberstar (D) and two other Congressmen, Jerry Costello (D) and Frank LoBiondo (R), wrote on 14 March 2007 to US Secretary for Transportation, Mary Peters, questioning aspects of the deal, according to reports from the Associated Press and Financial Times. The following day ALPA issued a media statement in support of the letter.

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