Tell Delta: Union Busting Won't Fly
  • Petitioned Richard Anderson

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CEO, Delta Air Lines
Richard Anderson

Tell Delta: Union Busting Won't Fly

    1. Sponsored by

      Communications Workers of America

Delta Air Lines' slogan is "Safety First," but it might as well be "Money First."

Delta is pushing a shameful union-busting campaign in Congress, holding up billions in funding for crucial Federal Aviation Administration projects by insisting on new, unfair rules for airline workers who want to organize a union.

The result? More than 4,000 FAA safety inspectors and other agency employees going without paychecks, $2.5 billion worth of airport projects stalled, nearly 70,000 private contract workers laid off, and a cost of $400 million for American taxpayers.

Congress temporarily restored FAA funding, but another shutdown is looming at the end of the year because Delta continues to push its unfair union election rules.

Since 2007, Congress passed a clean extension of the FAA Reauthorization bill 20 times. But now Delta is holding this up insisting on an undemocratic rule that would count workers who don't take part in a union election as voting No -- an absurd demand that would undermine the entire system of majority-rule voting.

No election in the United States -- from Presidential elections to American Idol -- uses this voting system.

Delta's purpose is clear: to make it harder for its workers to organize and collectively bargain for better pay and benefits, working conditions, and job security. The airline is so intent on denying its workers' rights that it's holding hostage billions in funding for crucial FAA infrastructure projects to improve our nation's airline system.

Sign the petition to send Delta a clear message that union-busting just won't fly.

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    • Stephen Connell MILFORD, MI
      • almost 3 years ago

      I live in a hub city and a union town. Hopefully someone can get something organized. Stop these punks or boycott.

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    • Jim Bronke CASSOPOLIS, MI
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am a supporter of this petition not because I am a staunch supporter of all unions but becuase I am opposed to the tactics being used here to halt airport projects and FAA safety inspectors. This could be a safety issue

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    • Kristi Raglin ROWLETT, TX
      • almost 3 years ago

      Signing because I love animals and they deserve a good life.

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    • Otto Ladensack DURHAM, NC
      • almost 3 years ago

      The is no good reason for Congress to interfer with those defending worker rights. Congresspeople spend too much time be bitches to big business.

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    • angelica seals CINCINNATI, OH
      • almost 3 years ago

      because without homeowners standing up in support of other homeowners banks such as Ocwen lending and Deutsche bank will only unremorsefully continue the charade, and heartlessly prey on people like the Bordens, who do not diserve to be held accountable fro there mishaps, within the banking industry. While in all reality, perhaps enough supporters will cost them their liscense to hold accounts!

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