Delta’s union-busting puts its fliers at risk

Dear Mark,

Delta Air Lines’ slogan is “Safety First,” but it might as well be “Money First.”

Delta is pushing a shameful union-busting campaign in Congress, holding up billions in funding for crucial Federal Aviation Administration projects by insisting on new, unfair rules for airline workers who want to organize a union.

The result? More than 4,000 FAA safety inspectors and other agency employees went without paychecks, $2.5 billion worth of airport projects stalled, nearly 70,000 private contract workers laid off, and a weekly cost of $200 million for American taxpayers totalling $400 million.

Last week, Congress temporarily restored FAA funding, but another shutdown is looming on September 16 because Delta continues to push its unfair union election rules.

We can stop them, but only if we send a strong, united message that union-busting at Delta won’t fly. Join thousands of your fellow workers, passengers, and everyday Americans by signing CWA’s petition to Delta Air Lines.

Delta and its political friends plan to hold the nation hostage again on September 16, when the short-term bill expires. Delta is insisting on an undemocratic rule that would count workers who don’t take part in a union election as voting “No” — an absurd demand that would undermine the entire system of majority-rule voting.

No election in the United States — from Presidential elections to American Idol — uses this voting system.

Delta’s purpose is clear: to make it harder for its workers to organize and collectively bargain for better pay and benefits, working conditions, and job security. The airline is so intent on denying its workers’ rights that it’s holding hostage billions in funding for crucial FAA infrastructure projects to improve our nation’s airline system.

That’s not going to fly. Join CWA in telling Delta to stop its union-busting ways and let Congress pass a clean FAA Reauthorization bill:

In Unity,

Beth Allen
Online Mobilization Coordinator

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