This election, if held today, would not include passenger service (above wing), customer service agents in cargo and several other groups. The weird thing is that, at DL cargo, you could be a warehouse agent one day and working the front counter, phones, etc. the next day. There is no differentiation between the two in pay, etc. Wonder how they plan to rectify that?
Above wing are also the same classification as ramp, albeit in a different department.
Seems the IAM is basing the groups strictly on how things operate at NW, without having done their homework about the different groups at DL.
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Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1529 times:
Another article pointed out that they are trying to do it this way to presumably get a majority "yes" vote. They are not one hundred percent sure if they included the other groups that the outcome would be in their favor. IAM wants to try and get a foot in the door first at DL and then probably go after the rest later once they believe they are able to prove IAM is good for the ramp workers that they are hoping will vote "yes."
Though if I was in any other workgroup, I would see that as more of a reason to vote "no" later on should they win the ramp over and get on property. You were basically passed over the first time because they didn't trust you'd vote "yes" and it was only part of their strategy. If the union truly believes their services are what's best for the workgroups at DL, they wouldn't need to get on property strategically and would do so with an open vote for everyone.
It just seems to me to me that their motives are not in the best interests of all workgroups, only themselves first and foremost.