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SWEET! BUT WE EARNED IT!

Delta executives set profit sharing for Valentine’s Day, hoping we’ll associate that pay with love.
 
But since Delta’s work rules and benefits trail behind those in union contracts, profit sharing is not a “bonus” like it is for unionized flight attendants. It’s part of our compensation package, bringing us closer to industry standard.
 
That money is earned and justified for working harder than any other flight attendant group. For doing exponentially more service with less staffing.
 
For having the worst healthcare and sick time of any airline. And for doing the job even when our workspaces are more unworkable than ever.
 
Profit sharing has to fund our outrageous insurance, cover dropped trips because we don’t have paid sick time, pad our retirement, and be saved for recovering from a work-related disability.
 
Delta’s profits exist because of our low-cost labor.
 
Management is congratulating us for costing less and working harder than anyone else! So, buy yourself a little something, sock the rest away, and let’s continue to fight for industry-leading benefits and work rules.
 
Those are lasting rewards that only an IAM contract can bring.
 
Think bigger.
 
Be fearless.
 
Sign an IAM Card.
 
#IAM2019
 
#Claimyourwings

WHAT IF?

Close your eyes and imagine a world where we have 500% more sick time.
 
Picture the first 100 hours: FSMs can’t question, threaten, harass, or intimidate you for exercising your right to use those hours. Can’t require a doctor’s note because it’s the third sick call on A-days, or on a weekend, or around a holiday.
 
Visualize the company reimbursing you for that $150 visit to a clinic because your manager nonetheless doubted your loyalty, your dedication to the brand.
 
Then consider being rewarded for not using your safety net, getting extra vacation days for staying below an approved annual call-out target.
 
Now open your eyes.
 
This “fantasy” already exists for our pilots. The company willingly negotiated all of it!
 
Think bigger.
 
Be fearless.
 
Sign an IAM Card.
 
#IAM2019
 
#Claimyourwings

A HOLIDAY MESSAGE

Rudolph was minding his own business doing reindeer things when a jolly guy with a critical task saw something in him. A special spark. A talent. That light.

Nobody else thought it was the job for him. It seemed too important for a little buck. Couldn’t somebody more senior in the herd do it, and let Rudolph settle back into obscurity?

Nope. Santa wouldn’t have it. Ol’ Kris Kringle knew that without every elf working behind the scenes, every reindeer pulling in the same direction—and Rudolph leading the way—they’d never deliver those packages to the nice kids.

Unleash your inner Rudolph this season! Light the way for those who can’t see through the fog of disinformation and interference at work. Present an IAM card to your co-worker elves, get them to carry cards, and let’s deliver a shiny new contract to every Delta Flight Attendant.

Happy Holidays to the hardest working crews in the business.

PDF: Rudolph was minding his own business doing reindeer things

PEACH CORPS? FUZZY

Thanksgiving week’s total estimated Delta passengers number 4.7 million. And—no surprise—the operation is at minimum staffing due to booby-trapped workspaces leading to OJIs, and unplanned sick calls caused by higher-than-industry-average schedules and way-lower-than-humane paid personal time.
 
So, to increase staffing, management decides employees should volunteer. At the airport. Just like paid ACS professionals. But for free.
 
Volunteering for a non-profit like Habitat or Pride is an admirable venture. The Peach Corps is fuzzy: Delta is essentially taking away holiday overtime hours for our ACS flight family members, and encouraging other employees to do similar work for nothing.
 
Unionism is about protecting ALL workers from indignity on the job. The fruit of our ACS coworkers’ labor should not be degraded by people “playing airport.” ACS toils skillfully to make this operation run smoothly, and should be rewarded their piece of the pie without worrying staffing will be cut further because office workers are eager to replace them for sandwiches and a chance to win an iPad.
 
We can staff up for next year by signing an IAM card now, getting to an election, and negotiating realistic manpower into our first contract. That’s the core of the IAM Delta movement!
 
#IAM2018
 
#Claimyourwings

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