Delta's Moak Will Lead ALPA

Delta's Lee Moak has been elected national president of the Air Line Pilots Association.
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ATLANTA (

TheStreet

) -- Lee Moak has been elected president of the Air Line Pilots Association, sources confirmed.

Moak, who has been chairman of the

Delta

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chapter of ALPA for five years, defeated three other candidates including incumbent president John Prater.

Moak had already emerged as one of the airline industry's

most important labor leaders after enabling the success of the merger of Delta and Northwest. A series of recent elections has empowered pilot union leaders who

share his view that for pilots to succeed, their airlines must also succeed.

-- Written by Ted Reed in Charlotte, N.C.

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