Flight Attendants Charge Delta With Election Intimidation - Printable Version
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Flight Attendants Charge Delta With Election Intimidation - Better with a Union Man - 01-06-2011 07:52 PM
Simone Cerasa |January 3, 2010
Delta flight attendants have submitted more than 150 reports to the government that they were coerced, intimidated, or influenced by Delta Airlines during their recent union election. They are asking for a re-vote.
The election was tallied November 3 with 9,216 in favor of union representation and 9,544 against, a 49.2 to 50.8 percent split. Turnout was remarkably high at 94 percent.
Delta flight attendants voted 9,544 to 9,216 against union representation, but the Association of Flight Attendants is asking for a re-run, saying the company coerced and intimidated workers. Photo: Jeff Greenberg/Alamy
Delta “coerced and intimidated Flight Attendants through a relentless campaign that seeped into every facet of the…workplace and regularly reached into Flight Attendants’ homes,” the flight attendants union (AFA-CWA) wrote in a November appeal to the National Mediation Board, which conducts airline union elections.
The airline used company computers as voting machines and rewrote the NMB’s voting instructions, the union’s motion states. The brief also charges that Delta conditioned raises on the defeat of the union.
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RE: Flight Attendants Charge Delta With Election Intimidation - Cha - 01-06-2011 08:39 PM
Wow! Freakin' Delta! Hope they get their revote! Why wouldn't workers want Union Representation?