Alaska Airlines statement on strike authorization vote: our pilots are not on strike May 25, 2022 Alaska Airlines 1 min read Share The union representing Alaska Airlines pilots – the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) – conducted a ‘strike-authorization ballot’ this month. Today, ALPA released the result of that vote. As expected, pilots approved the measure. Here’s what you need to know: Alaska Airlines pilots are not on strike. As ALPA said this morning, a strike can only occur after a specific, multi-step process involving the federal government and National Mediation Board. Our guests and operation are not impacted by this vote. We remain committed to reaching a deal to provide an updated contract that is good for Alaska’s pilots.