Machinists Drop Campaign to Organize Delta Flight Attendants

April 10, 2015
By LaborPress

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said Apr. 6 that it has pulled back its application to have Delta Air Lines flight attendants vote on whether they want to join the union. The IAM said in a statement that it had “recently discovered that a number of the cards submitted to us contain insufficient information or questionable signatures.”

The union had filed for an election in January, believing it had received authorization cards from about 60% of Delta's 20,000 flight attendants, but said that the "number of questionable cards makes our showing of interest borderline." Delta has the lowest percentage of union workers of any leading U.S. airline, with only 18% of its employees represented, compared with more than 80% at American/US Airways, Southwest, and United. The withdrawal means the IAM has to wait a year before it can try again. Read more

April 9, 2015

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