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Union Effort Fails At Delta  
User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2286 posts, RR: 1
Posted (16 years 3 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

Delta Air Lines scored a major victory Friday when a key vote to unionize the
airline's 10,800 ramp and cargo workers failed to receive sufficient support. Only 1,868 workers voted for representation by the Transport Workers Union, according to ballots mailed into the National Mediation Board and counted Friday. At least half the workers would have had to mail in ballots for the union drive to succeed.

This is good news. I don't want to offend any unionized airline workers out there, but I feel unions have the potential to drive airlines out of business. I think unions are harmful, both to airlines and the U.S. economy at large. There was a place for them in the past, but today's competitive environment requires carriers to operate unencumbered by unions.

Free-thinking, left-leaning secularist
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User currently offlineWoxof From United States of America, joined Nov 2015, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (16 years 3 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

Generally, I agree with you, but brace yourself for the rhetoric to start flowing!

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (16 years 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

Why do you think many companies have left the US for overseas? The unions pushed for more money and benefits for their workers that made companies say screw you and packup and go overseas for cheaper labor.

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