Voter Participation Critical in First Delta Election

The National Mediation Board (NMB) this week mailed telephone and Internet voting instructions to nearly 100 Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines Flight Simulator Technicians (Sim Techs), opening a three-week voting period in the first IAM election since Delta acquired Northwest.

“Voter participation is critical in this election,” said Transportation GVP Robert Roach, Jr. “NMB rules count any eligible voter who chooses not to participate in the election – for whatever reason – to have voted against union representation.”

Results of the election will be announced following the conclusion of voting at 2:00 pm EST on February 25, 2010.

Once Sim Tech voters receive their Personal Identification Number (PIN) and Voter Identification Number (VIN) from the NMB, they can vote by calling 1-877-NMB-VOTE, or visiting www.nmb.gov and clicking the red link that says “Click Here to Vote in a Representation Election.”

Any eligible Sim Tech voter who has not received a PIN/VIN from the NMB by February 8, 2010, should contact, in writing, the NMB Office of Legal Affairs and request a duplicate PIN/VIN and reference NMB Case No. R-7230. Request forms for a duplicate PIN/VIN are available from IAM Representatives.

The correct address to submit the request is:

National Mediation Board Office of Legal Affairs
1301 K St., NW
Suite 250 East
Washington, DC 20005

Elections for other employee groups at the combined airline are not yet scheduled. More information about the Sim Tech election is available at www.iam143.org.