Yes. You have the right to talk about unions and the IAM Campaign at work in the same manner that you are permitted to talk about any other work or non-work subjects. Please refer to the 'Know Your a Rights Under the Law' flyer under Resources.
YES. Per Delta's Advocacy Policy, you are allowed to wear a small lapel pin equivalent to a piece of jewelry, and no larger than the Delta service award pin. For additional information please refer to the full policy which can be found under Resources on the IAM Delta Flight Attendant website.
YES. IAM Delta bag tags were designed to adhere to Delta's advocacy policy. For additional information please refer to the full policy which can be found under Resources on the IAM Delta Flight Attendant web site.
Signing an election authorization card means that you are requesting the opportunity to have a vote. A minimum of 50 percent of our flight attendant group need to sign cards before we can have an election. Cards are only valid for one year and must be signed and dated in your own handwriting with the same pen to be valid.
Delta Flight Attendants care about our future and our quality of life. We want the right to determine our professional future through a relationship based on equality with Delta Air Lines. Think about the pilots; Like us, they are dedicated to their company. However, the difference is they guarantee their partnership, pay and benefits with Delta with a contract. We deserve the same status.
Your card goes directly to IAM headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD. When we have enough cards to request an election, the cards will then be hand delivered to the National Mediation Board (NMB), a federal agency that conducts representation elections in the airline and railroad industries. Delta Air Lines is prohibited by law from ever knowing who signed a card. Employers are only informed by the NMB whether or not a "sufficient showing of interest" exists in the specific work-group.
The difference is, Union committees are Flight Attendants making proposals and fixing issues objectively.
Delta Corporate will have to listen to our committees and work with us. Delta Corporate won't have the final decision; we will decide together.
Delta has proven that, when its employees are unionized, Delta Corporate can expeditiously negotiate a working agreement. The last round of bargaining with the Delta Pilots produced a Working Agreement even before it was due. In the round before that, the pilots had a working agreement in just a few short months. The dispatchers bargained a 5-year working agreement with Delta quickly and without controversy. Delta Corporate tells us regularly that it respects our ability to decide to become union. We believe the respect they talk about will be shown at the bargaining table with Delta Flight Attendants.
Wrong. Improvements can be made at any time. The difference is that with a union, they'll be legally binding and can't be taken away. If the economy changes and Delta needs our help, we negotiate where the money comes from and set the terms for the amended agreement. They can’t just take what they say they need. IAM would research Delta’s financial situation and we would discuss what we could do to help Delta through rough times and ensure our success.
Unions protect and assist their members fairly so that everyone has a right to due process.
'Bad' is a subjective term. IAM will make sure that we are treated fairly under the law. Delta Corporate will have to possess "just cause"--something it currently does not have to possess-- for every discipline or termination case.
And, per the Railway Labor Act, the Union can decide to hear a member's case before a neutral arbitrator whose decision is final.