Election Countdown Begins for Delta Passenger Service

The National Mediation Board (NMB) today issued a single carrier ruling for the Passenger Service classification at Delta Air Lines. The ruling is similar to one issued on August 25 for the Fleet Service classification and confirms that Delta is operating as a single carrier in both classifications.

The long-awaited ruling opens the door to a 14-day period, which is the final opportunity for pre-merger Delta Passenger Service and Reservations workers to submit signed election request cards.

The signed cards indicate support for a secret ballot election and do not constitute a vote for or against union representation. The cards are used by the NMB to determine if there is “sufficient interest” for an election among employees in the Passenger Service classification.

This 14-day period will end on September 21, 2010.

If a sufficient number of cards are submitted, the NMB will notify employees and schedule a secret ballot election.

Any pre-merger Delta employee in the Passenger Service classification who has not recently submitted a signed and dated election request card should do so without delay.

Pre-merger Delta full-time, part-time, Ready Reserves and Home Agents are all eligible to fill out an election request card and vote in an election. Election request cards are only valid for 12 months from the date they were signed. Additional cards are available from any IAM representative, by calling 1-800-998-3554, or by completing a form at www.IAM4Delta.org.

As always, the election request cards will remain strictly confidential and Delta representatives are not permitted to know which employees submitted cards.