Upper management breaks these “rules of the road” daily.
No sick time. Punishment for illness, for sudden life incidences, for simply being human. “Gray area” work rules and policies. On hold with scheduling for hours until being mysteriously disconnected. Crew tracking not tracking crews, who end up sleeping on floors and in hotel lobbies. Being flown into off days, just because.
Retirement that forces you to continue working to make up for a company-mandated offset. Profit sharing withheld because of whatever excuse management invents that year.
All of this affecting thousands of flight attendants!
I’ve worked for Delta in different departments since 2009. It is an amazing company, but has some serious transparency issues that need fixing. I want the IAM to help us achieve accountability with a premier contract.
Management holds us accountable to its rules. Who holds scheduling accountable when they make up stories to fly us illegally? Who holds management accountable when they bend rules to protect the operation? Who holds the company accountable when our rights are violated?
We have more aircraft in our fleet than any other carrier, but we are not paid the most. How is that fair? We are told we’re a valued part of what makes this company great, so we should be treated accordingly.
Until we are protected by the power of an IAM contract, we are just another airline, employee number and seniority number. Only with an IAM contract can we say that our rules of the road separate us from the others. Only then can we call ourselves the world’s greatest. IAM ready to get started!