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FedEx Express pilots authorize strike as talks drag on

FedEx Express pilots voted in favor of authorizing a strike as contract negotiations under a federal mediator continue, according to an announcement Wednesday.

The Air Line Pilots Association, International, known as ALPA, said in a news release that with more than 97% of members participating, 99% of FedEx pilots authorized union leaders to call a strike if needed.

In order to strike, the pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International, must be released by the National Mediation Board and exhaust a 30-day cooling-off period first, according to the union.

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