The IAM submitted thousands of signed election request cards with the National Mediation Board (NMB) to provide the required proof of interest among Delta Fleet Service (ramp) employees for a union representation election.
“Filing cards with the NMB is a significant milestone, but just one of many hurdles that must be overcome,” said IAM General Vice President Robert Roach, Jr. “We still have a lot of work to do before all Delta Fleet workers are protected by an IAM contract.”
The NMB will examine the cards and set an election period after verifying the required level of employee interest has been achieved. The election will be conducted under new NMB guidelines, which gives employees an opportunity to cast a “yes” or a “no” vote. Earlier guidelines counted any employees who did not vote as a “no” vote.
“This election will give the combined Fleet Service workforce the opportunity to define what they want their careers at Delta to be,” said Roach. “They can accept whatever employment terms work for Delta, or they can vote for the IAM and negotiate the pay, benefits, work rules and job security that works for everyone.”