“Delta has a history of surveilling their employees interested in unions,” said IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “Hosting unannounced card-signing events outside the United States has proven very successful and is helping propel our campaign toward an election.”
Representatives from the London-based International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), a global federation of 700 unions representing over 4.5 million transportation workers, also met with Delta Flight Attendants to show their support for the IAM’s campaign.
“Delta is the largest anti-union airline in the US and in the global aviation industry,” said ITF General Secretary Stephen Cotton, who attended one of the IAM’s events. “Airline workers everywhere will benefit when Delta employees are unionized.”
The ITF’s Cabin Crew Committee recently passed a resolution supporting the IAM’s campaign.
“This is the second IAM Delta event in which we participated,” added ITF Civil Aviation Secretary Gabriel Mocho. “We are eager to welcome Delta Ground Staff and Cabin Crew into the global union community.”
IAM Delta activists were invited to discuss their global campaign with national civil aviation leaders from UNITE, the U.K.’s largest union with more than
“We fully support Delta Cabin Crew in their goal to have a voice in setting their wages, benefits and working conditions,” said UNITE Civil Aviation National Officer Oliver Richardson. “Delta Cabin Crew deserve the same advantages of a collective bargaining agreement that Flight Attendants across the globe enjoy.”
“More Delta Flight Attendants have signed election authorization cards during this campaign than in any previous campaign,” said GVP Pantoja. “I am confident that we will soon be moving from card collection to voting so Delta Flight Attendants can finally have the voice and protections that come from being part of the IAM family.”
The IAM is the world’s largest airline union. More information about the IAM’s campaign to organize Delta Air Lines’ 20,000 Flight Attendants is available at iamdelta.net. Updates about the IAM’s campaign for Delta’s Fleet Service employees is available here.