Posts Tagged ‘Association of Flight Attendants’

Big Business doesn’t belong at the ballot box

The 2010 midterms were not the only election this week. At Delta and Piedmont Airlines, flight attendants took a vote on union representation in their workplaces.

First, the bad news. By a very slim margin, flight attendants at Delta voted against forming a union. Wednesday’s outcome affects 21,000 employees total and, due to the recent Delta-Northwest merger, means that already-unionized Northwest flight attendants will lose the collective bargaining agreement they’ve maintained for over six decades.

As usual, it looks like the loss can be chalked up to a vicious anti-union campaign waged by the company in the lead up to the election. The Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) claims that Delta spent millions to influence its employees, and is poised to file charges with the National Mediation Board.

Now for the good news. Read more »


Video: Flight attendants ready to reclaim “Delta family”

Delta flight attendants are taking to the airwaves to talk about the difference a union would make for their workplace. Union flight attendants at Northwest, which recently merged with Delta, are standing with their colleagues to make sure that Delta employees receive respect on the job and the protection of a union contract.

In their video, dedicated Delta employees describe the sense of family that used to pervade their company—and how that culture has changed for the worse. In years past, management was truly invested in its employees and their well-being, but that dynamic has shifted with frequent turnover in the company’s leadership. Read more »