questions wrote:If unionized, approximately how much would an FA pay in annual dues?
What exactly is the allure of union representation for DL FA’s who want it? What are they expecting to get?
Union dues don’t amount to much each month and as others have posted although DL earlier this year did give all non-union employees a rise at the high scale UA’s FA’s are making $14,000 dollars more per year non including profit sharing.
But in my honest opinion the real benefit of a union to FA’s comes down to work rules. DL’s rules are built in such a way that they benefit the airline (remember the story of how DL management forced the gate agents to close the MCD even though they new maintenance was still working on a problem and the plane was sitting at the gate for at least 60-75 minutes while maintenance worked on the problem). Those FA’s had no voice (well their only voice could have been the captain who allowed the MCD to close even though the aircraft wasn’t maintenance ready) but at UA because of different work rules that would have never happened.
I’m not saying unions are perfect they are far from it but for FA’s becoming unionized with a reputable union that understand the FA work life can become a check and balance system to management who only care about no cancellation.