ALPA Welcomes New Director of Representation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l announces a changing of the guard in one of its key management positions as Seth Rosen, an ALPA veteran for 32 years, retires today as Director of Representation and is replaced by Bruce York, currently the Associate Director of Representation.

Although Rosen’s distinguished career with ALPA comes to a close today, he has agreed to serve as the Director of ALPA’s affiliate, the International Pilots Services Corporation (IPSC), effective July 1, 2003. In this new capacity Rosen will handle and coordinate new business for IPSC, participate in international IFALPA industrial activities and advise ALPA on international and domestic issues, including key negotiations and representation matters.

York served in ALPA’s Representation Department from 1980 to 1990 before taking on a position with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) where he served for ten years as the National Executive Director. He rejoined ALPA in 2000 as an Assistant Director in the Representation Department where his expertise and experience are recognized as a continued benefit to ALPA’s members. York earned a doctorate in law from George Washington University in 1980.

ALPA also announces that effective today; Jim Wilson will assume the position of Assistant Director of Representation. Wilson began his 20-year career with ALPA as a Contract Administrator in ALPA’s Houston office. He has also worked in ALPA’s Minneaopolis and Memphis offices, and for the past six years has represented the Alaska pilots in ALPA’s Seattle, WA office.

ALPA’s Representation Department serves as the cornerstone of the union’s mission in protecting and enhancing pilot member interests through collective bargaining. Professional field staff personnel and expert contract administrators work with pilot committees to provide advice and assistance in the preparation and negotiation of the basic agreement, supplemental agreements, and side letters of agreement.


The Department also provides legal assistance to pilots involved in FAA medical and enforcement cases, represents surviving crew members and pilot interests in accident investigation proceedings, and represents individual pilots and pilot group interests in grievances and System Board of Adjustment proceedings. Finally, the department is also responsible for all ALPA organizing activities.

ALPA, the world’s oldest and largest union for pilots, represents 66,000 airline pilots at 42 airlines in the U.S. and Canada. Its Web site is at