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Detroit Delta Air Lines Workers Rally For Union Representation - ‘Shine Spotlight’ On Airline’s Alleged Anti-Union Tactics To Stop Them

Published Wednesday, July 31, 2019
by Labor News Services
Detroit Delta Air Lines Workers Rally For Union Representation - ‘Shine Spotlight’ On Airline’s Alleged Anti-Union Tactics To Stop Them

(DEARBORN, MICHIGAN) - Workers at Delta Air Lines rallied in Dearborn earlier this week for Union Rights in order to raise awareness about their campaign to join the International Association of Machinists (IAM) - and to shine a spotlight on the airline's alleged Anti-Union tactics.

The rally was part of a nationwide effort to organize the 40,000 Delta Flight Attendant and Fleet Service Workers.

Back in May, the IAM filed Election Interference Charges with the National Mediation Board (NMB) against Delta Air Lines.

The IAM said it had overwhelming evidence that Delta Air Lines interfered with the Flight Attendants and Ramp Employees’ lawful right to seek a vote for Union Representation - free from interference, influence or coercion exercised by the carrier.

“The IAM has provided the NMB with evidence showing Delta has run an unlawful, systematic Anti-Union Campaign that includes intimidation, discipline and terminations of Union Activists,” IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja said. “The public was able to see what ‘many behind the walls’ of Delta ‘have always known - that Delta will go to great lengths to suppress their Employees’ collective voices.’”

Some examples of Delta’s illegal activity include a coordinated misinformation campaign through postings and electronic messages in the workplace, surveilling and photographing Employees participating in Union Activities and the singling out and termination of Union Activists.

“Our government ‘has a duty to protect the rights and freedoms of Working People.’  ‘Now is a chance to right this injustice, support workplace democracy and stand up for Delta Workers,’” Pantoja said.

The IAM is the world’s largest Airline Union, representing more than 110,000 Airline Employees in North America.

To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: www.goiam.org/news/territories/transportation/iam-files-charges-against-delta-air-lines-for-anti-union-tactics/ And Click Here To View The Complete IAM Complaint.

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