According to a Forbes article, the International Association of Machinists scheduled an all-day demonstration at Delta's employee parking lot at the Atlanta airport. Today's demonstration was to include marches, speeches and handbill distribution as the union seeks to collect enough signatures to call on the National Mediation Board to schedule representation elections. The IAM is confident that they will get the required signatures to call on the National Mediation Board to schedule representation elections.
Personally, this will spell doom and gloom for the airline if the F/A's unionize.
A delta spokesperson said the following:
Delta spokeswoman Ashton Kang said the IAM is not needed at the airline.
"We believe the IAM’s reputation of divisiveness, pitting employees and leadership against each other, speaks for itself," Kang said. "While we respect our employees' right to decide whether unionization is best for them, we believe that a direct relationship is the strongest voice you can have – evidenced by the shared success Delta people have enjoyed for nearly 90 years."
There is a reason why DL ranks higher than UA and AA when it comes to customer service facing issues. One, no union at Delta and two, a better, more efficient hiring and training process. If they unionize, DL will unfortunately lose quite a bit of its luster and become much closer in rankings to its peers.
Full Forbes article here
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/20 ... 59f71f7f69