Late last night, I filed our challenge to the ironically names “The Fairness for Experienced Pilots Act,” legislation that wipes out the seniority, benefits, and status of pilots who turned 60 before December 13, 2008 — the date of the Act’s enactment. This new Age 60 rule violates a host of constitutional and statutory laws, as the brief below explains.
I am counsel for the senior pilots in this case, Adams v. F.A.A.. We are also working for a legislative change on Capitol Hill to correct the problem. The new Age 60 rule was inserted into the law at the insistence of the pilots’ union, ALPA. The effort was benefit younger pilots who did not want to face competition from their more senior colleagues. Not only has ALPA worked against the interests of its older members, but it prevented older pilots from voting in a critical resolution on the Age 60 rule.
For discussion of the litigation, click here.