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IAM Seeks Representation Election At DL  
User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10351 posts, RR: 14
Posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

This is from the AJC

http://www.ajc.com/business/machinis...760.html?cxtype=rss_business_87628



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.


"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21476 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1702 times:



Quoting Mayor (Thread starter):
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.

I can't speak to that specifically, but generally, if the union vying to represent you doesn't even know how your company does business, why would you trust them to be the best negotiator for you?



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10351 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

Now that I think about it, is above wing at NW even organized?


"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
User currently offlineHatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1508 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.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21476 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1466 times:



Quoting Hatbutton (Reply 3):
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.

Divide and conquer, create disharmony and resentment. Yeah, that's good for everyone...



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineNWAESC From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3383 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1359 times:



Quoting Mayor (Reply 2):
Now that I think about it, is above wing at NW even organized?

Yes, they are. They're in the same group as reservations & clerical.

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 4):
Divide and conquer, create disharmony and resentment. Yeah, that's good for everyone...

Sort of like DL mgmt. already does?



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