November 3, 2014
By Stephanie West
Washington, DC — The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) affiliated unions held informational picketing at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on October 29th, Delta’s largest hub, to support Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants’ campaign for IAM representation.
ITF-affiliate unions from Europe, South America and Africa, representing tens of thousands of workers at Delta’s SkyTeam partner airlines, threw their support behind the IAM Delta campaign and vowed to mobilize globally to ensure Delta Flight Attendants gain a voice in their future.
“Delta Flight Attendants’ fight for union representation is our fight. The ITF is prepared to aid this historic movement in every way possible,” said ITF General Secretary Steve Cotton.
The Delta Flight Attendants’ campaign for IAM representation began approximately two years ago, spurred by hundreds of Flight Attendant activists.
“I thank my ITF sisters and brothers for supporting the Delta Flight Attendant’s historic campaign,” said IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “As we move this process forward to a successful conclusion, the ITF’s international participation will be invaluable. Delta is a global airline, and that’s why we’re running a global organizing campaign.”
*** The ITF represents more than 4.6 million members of 708 unions in 151 countries across the globe.