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THE DELTA AIR LINES RAMP ORGANIZING COMMITTEE BLOG

READY RESERVES: TOGETHER WE CAN RIGHT THE WRONGS

Ready Reserves at Delta Airlines are just as hard working as their permanent counterparts. Every day they endure the same hazards, and physical and financial demands equal to every permanent benefited worker. Yet Delta, which in 2016 had net profits $2 billion more than their next closest competitor American Airlines, continues to treat their Ready Reserves like second class citizens....

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DELTA AIRLINES — THE INDUSTRY LEADER?

WHEN IT COMES TO WAGES, BENEFITS, AND FAIR TREATMENT TOWARDS THEIR EMPLOYEES THEY ARE FAR FROM THE INDUSTRY LEADER In 2016, Delta Airlines was the industry leader with $4.4 billion in net profits. Followed by American Airlines with $2.7 billion and United Airlines with $2.3 billion in net profits for the year. The Wall Street Journal recently rated all airlines in eight performance categories....

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DELTA PROFITS SOAR. WHY DID YOUR SHARE GET SMALLER?

Delta justifies this with, “You get less profit sharing in exchange for guaranteed money in your hourly wage.” The truth is you can have both. Just ask the pilots. They received both a high profit sharing formula and an industry leading wage.  Why? They have a union. More truth, if Delta is to keep our wages in line with the industry average they had to give us a raise.  But, with the cut we all...

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READY RESERVE BLUES

A large percentage of Delta Air Lines employees are now Ready Reserve. This program provides cheap labor for Delta and treatsReady Reserves as second class workers. With a union we would push for : A pay progression with regular raises similar to what permanent employees get. Vacation Accruals for Ready Reserves. Health Benefits for Ready Reserves. Eliminating pay cut if a Ready Reserve goes...

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2.3 MILLION LITTLE REASONS TO ENJOY THE NEW YEAR

UNITED AIRLINES MEMBERS TO RECEIVE $2.3 MILLION IN FINAL LUMP SUM DISTRIBUTION Beginning December 22, over 26,000 IAM members at United Airlines will receive their final lump sum payout. The total value of the payout is $2.3 million and is the final contractually-required payout of more than a quarter billion dollars in retro and lump sum payments negotiated by District 141 since 2014. This...

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READY RESERVES AND SEASONALS

COMPARE YOURSELF TO THE UNIONIZED RAMP WORKERS AT UNITED AIRLINES Suppose, instead of your ramp job at Delta, you were recently hired at United: You are now on a pay progression with a top out of $33.30 per hour You have the flexibility of swaps, with no limit on the amount of shifts you can pick up and no limit on how many hours you can work in a year. Schedules range from 20, 25 or 30 hours...

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DELTA AND PILOTS REACH CONTRACT AGREEMENT

MORE PROOF HAVING UNION REPRESENTATION PAYS Recently, unionized Delta Air Lines Pilots reached agreement on a new industry-best contract. In a statement, Delta management said the tentative deal is an “industry-leading package of pay, benefits and work rules.” The union’s Chairman said the agreement “achieves the goal of advancing the profession… (and) recognizes...

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