DIGNITY. SECURITY. RESPECT. FAIRNESS.
IAM FILES CHARGES AGAINST DELTA
AIR LINES FOR ANTI-UNION TACTICS
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2019 — The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today filed election interference charges with the National Mediation Board (NMB) against Delta Air Lines.
The IAM has overwhelming evidence that Delta Air Lines has interfered with the Flight Attendants and Ramp employees’ lawful right to seek a vote for union representation free from interference, influence or coercion exercised by the carrier.
“The IAM has provided the NMB with evidence showing Delta has run an unlawful, systematic anti-union campaign that includes intimidation, discipline and terminations of union activists,” said IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “Last week, the public was able to see what many behind the walls of Delta have always known; that Delta will go to great lengths to suppress their employees’ collective voices.”
Some examples of Delta’s illegal activity include a coordinated misinformation campaign through postings and electronic messages in the workplace, surveilling and photographing employees participating in union activities and the singling out and termination of union activists.
“Our government has a duty to protect the rights and freedoms of working people. Now is a chance to right this injustice, support workplace democracy and stand up for Delta workers,” said Pantoja.
REQUEST YOUR UNION AUTHORIZATION CARD TODAY
Delta Air Lines ramp, cargo, and tower 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.