Delta Air Lines has submitted a formal response to the National Mediation Board (NMB) agreeing with the IAM’s application for single carrier rulings for Delta/Northwest Fleet Service and Passenger Service classifications.
Single carrier rulings are required for each classification before the NMB will schedule representation elections.
While there is no timeline for the NMB to issue its single carrier determinations, they are expected to come quickly. Separate determinations must be made for each group and may not happen at the same time.
From the date the NMB determines that a single carrier exists for a particular classification, the IAM will have 14 days to present the NMB evidence of sufficient support for an election in that classification.
At the end of the 14-day period, the NMB determines if the IAM has provided sufficient evidence of employee interest for an election in a particular classification, and will then schedule an election for that group.