Delta flight attendants and fleet workers could vote soon on union, Machinists say (

August 16, 2018

By Ted Reed

A resolute union is continuing to try to organize flight attendants and fleet service workers at seemingly impregnable Delta.

Today [15 August 2018] the International Association of Machinists scheduled an all-day demonstration at Delta’s employee parking lot at the Atlanta airport. Wednesday’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.

Delta has about 23,000 flight attendants and about 16,000 fleet service workers. For an election to be called, a union must submit cards with 50% plus one of the members of each bargaining unit.

IAM leaders say they haven’t reached that total for either group, but they are close.

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