DIGNITY. SECURITY. RESPECT. FAIRNESS.
RUMOR HAS IT, “THE IAM JUST WANTS YOUR DUES.”—BUT HERE’S WHAT YOU GET WITH A UNION AND UNION DUES:
- Lower health insurance premiums and deductibles.
- Extra pay when you don’t get a scheduled lunch or no lunch at all.
- Fairness in Over Time distribution.
- A secure and livable retirement with the IAM pension.
- No cap on yearly hours for Ready Reserve with lower minimum hours.
- Ready Reserve benefits and pay progression equal to full time.
RUMOR HAS IT, “YOU DON’T NEED A UNION.”— BECAUSE YOU HAVE A “DIRECT RELATIONSHIP” WITH THE COMPANY. BUT, THE FACT IS THAT WITH A “DIRECT RELATIONSHIP” YOU GET:
- No input on the job bid or staffing.
- A constantly changing attendance policy.
- Favoritism when it comes to giving out Over Time.
- Arbitrary discipline with no real recourse to change a management decision.
- Restrictive maximum and minimum hours for Ready Reserve with little chance to get a full-time position.
THE BENEFITS OF JOINING A UNION: FREE COLLEGE
Joining a union offers many benefits, but the IAM offers Free College. With the IAMAW Free College Benefit, you and your family members can earn an associate degree online from a public, accredited community college – with no out-of-pocket costs to you. This can save you thousands of dollars. The Free College Benefit covers any amount for tuition, fees, or books that is not covered by federal or employer education grants.
You can go back to school while you continue to work. If you’re unsure or get stuck, you’ll have online access to tutoring services, your enrollment advisor and your highly-qualified instructors. Online classes let you work on your own time and at your own pace during the semester. And, you graduate from a respected, accredited academic institution.
Enjoy all the benefits that the union and a union contract can bring.
IT PAYS TO HAVE A UNION CONTRACT
THE FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLES OF MANDATORY SUBJECTS OF BARGAINING:
- OVERTIME PREMIUMS
- BARGAINING UNIT WORK
- PAY FOR TIME SPENT ON UNION BUSINESS
- BEREAVEMENT LEAVE
- PAY FOR TRAINING
- PENSION FOR CURRENT EMPLOYEES
- CLOTHING AND TOOL ALLOWANCES
- PREMIUM PAY FOR SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS
- COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENTS (COLA)
- NEGOTIATED FORMULA FOR PROFIT SHARING
- DENTAL AND VISION PLANS
- DISCHARGE AND DISCIPLINE
- DISCOUNTS ON COMPANY PRODUCTS
- REST AND LUNCH PERIODS
- DUES CHECK-OFF CLAUSES
- EQUITY PAY ADJUSTMENTS
- SHOP OR PLANT RULES
- GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES
- SICKNESS AND ACCIDENT PLANS
- HOLIDAY PAY
- TESTING OF EMPLOYEES
- HOURS OF WORK
- INCENTIVE PAY
- TUITION REIMBURSEMENT
- JURY DUTY PAY
- UNION SHOP OR OTHER UNION SECURITY
- LAYOFFS AND RECALLS CLAUSES
- LEGAL SERVICES PLANS
- VACATION PAY
- LIFE INSURANCE
- MANAGEMENT’S RIGHTS CLAUSES
- MEDICAL INSURANCE
- WORK SCHEDULES
- STATION PROTECTION FROM OUTSOURCING
- PAY FOR OFF SCHEDULE OR NO LUNCH
THE IAM’S RESPONSE TO THE NEW DELTA SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
Andrea L. Bowman, Assistant General Counsel
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
P.O. Box 20574
Atlanta, GA 30320-2574
Dear Ms. Bowman:
I am writing in regard to the recently issued Delta Social Media Policy in hopes of heading off any legal issues before they take place. The newly issued Delta Social Media Policy is quite extensive and broadly written and therefore we have concerns that it could be misinterpreted to restrict lawful activities.
For example, the policy in many places refers to “inappropriate” posts or posts that “has the ability to harm Delta.” While one might not take issue with the spirit of these policies, we want to be sure that Delta is not interpreting them to mean that Delta employees cannot speak together through social media about their terms and conditions of work or their need to join a union. We are glad to see that Delta acknowledges that the “policy is subject to applicable federal, state, and local laws.” Therefore, it cannot be interpreted in a manner to interfere with the Delta employees’ rights to assist in organizing with the IAM.
READ AND DOWNLOAD THE FULL LETTER: HERE
WANT A SECURE RETIREMENT?
HERE’S WHAT YOU COULD HAVE WITH A UNION, A CONTRACT AND THE IAM PENSION
If you ever wondered what an airline pension looks like, here’s what the IAM has negotiated for the Fleet (Ramp) workers at United Airlines:
Under the current (2016-2021) contract between the IAM and United, for each ramp worker the company makes an hourly contribution into the pension of $1.75. The numbers in the chart reflect the monthly pension benefit for the associated years of service in the plan, assuming a conservative annual hourly contribution increase of $.05. There is no penalty after 30 years of service regardless of age, no penalty after 20 years at age 62, no penalty after 5 years of service at age 65. Currently it takes 5 years to be vested.
TO VIEW AN ESTIMATE OF A PERSONALIZED PENSION, CLICK HERE
(Use $1.75/hr. as a contribution amount)
A FORMULA FOR SUCCESS—BUT FOR WHO?
From 2016 through September 2017 Delta reduced the profit sharing formula for all employees except unionized pilots. That cut most Delta Air Lines employees profit sharing checks in half over the last 2 years. Delta has announced beginning October 1, 2017 that there will now be one profit sharing formula for all employees and has switched back to the higher profit sharing formula.
Shouldn’t the restoration of the higher formula be applied to all of the last two years instead of just the last quarter of 2017? Thousands of dollars that each employee earned to make the company super profitable is still in Delta’s pocketbook.
IF YOU AGREE THAT IT SHOULD BE PAID BACK, PLEASE SIGN THIS ONLINE PETITION: CLICK HERE
WE NEED A UNION. While compensation and other aspects of our jobs constantly change from unilaterally imposed decisions by Delta, the ramp workers at United, American, and Southwest Airlines with a Union Contract have a say.
TO SIGN YOUR UNION CARD TODAY CLICK HERE
WILL DELTA’S RECENT “ENHANCEMENT” OFFER TO READY RESERVES REALLY MEASURE UP
Delta’s recent “enhancement” offer to Ready Reserve employees to attain full-time within 5 years doesn’t measure up.
Especially for a company with multibillion dollar profits year after year.
- Here’s what Ready Reserves could have with a union contract:
- Real flexibility of schedule with no limit on hours worked per year and only 40 work hours required per month.
- Health Insurance equal to full-time.
- Paid vacations equal to full-time.
- 401k match equal to full-time.
- Paid Holidays equal to full-time.
- Yearly pay increases equal to full-time.
- Guarantee of more full-time positions through legally binding contract language.
- Pension equal to full-time employees.
Delta expects Ready Reserves to wait 5 years for benefits while newly hired, unionized ramp
workers at American Airlines and United Airlines receive benefits and pay progression from
day one. To see the entire comparison click HERE.
Forming a union is the only option to make what Ready Reserve employees deserve a reality
NOW THAT WOULD BE A REAL “ENHANCEMENT”
A UNION CONTRACT PROVIDES YOU FLEXIBILITY PLUS PAY PROGRESSION
You can see how the profits don’t trickle down at Delta Air Lines. Unionized American Airlines and United Airlines workers have more flexibility, with full benefits and pay scale from day one.
Sign a Union Authorization Card today! And, then get a friend to sign one.The sooner we do that, the sooner we can vote for the ability to negotiate a contract that leads the industry, yet tailored to OUR needs.
HOW READY RESERVES CAN VOTE FOR REAL CHANGE
ARE YOU THINKING THAT THE READY RESERVE PROGRAM NEEDS A LOT MORE THAN JUST A NAME CHANGE?
- Put Ready Reserves on an equal pay scale as permanent employees
- Make Health Insurance available for Ready Reserves
- Give Ready Reserve paid vacations
- Eliminate the yearly maximum cap on hours worked
- Give Ready Reserves the same 401k match as permanent employees…
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. Ironically, one of the big reasons Delta’s…..
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REQUEST YOUR UNION AUTHORIZATION CARD TODAY
Over the last several months, Delta Air Lines employees have been working to secure the right to another vote for union representation. Thousands of election request cards have been signed to date, reflecting significant support within the ramp group. Please join us in our effort to bring dignity, security, respect, fairness to our workplace by signing a card today. Please click HERE and complete the form, and you will be mailed your individualized, election authorization card (A-card). All you have to do is sign, date and return the card. Don’t worry about postage, it’s already paid.
To file for our election with the National Mediation Board (NMB)–a federal agency–at least 50 percent of all Delta Ramp, Tower, and Cargo employees must sign an election authorization card.
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. Delta ranked #1 for airlines our size. (They ranked #2 overall behind Alaskan Airlines). …
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 …
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…
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.”…