Delta must do right by its workers
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Over 2014 and 2015, over 160 of Delta Airlines employees -- many of whom were older, more experienced, and formally unionized prior to the merger with Northwest -- were fired and replaced with part-time “Ready Reserve” workers who accept lower wages and no benefits. It felt like a purge of quality workers who were receiving quality pay and benefits.
I know this story well, as I was among those fired. I had worked diligently for eight years as a customer service agent, trainer, and was on the Safety Committee. I was a model employee, but it wasn’t good enough for Delta.
We must make it clear to Delta Airlines that we are watching, and we do not approve of its putting profits over people. Please join me in demanding that Delta Airlines re-hire those workers with good standing, and compensate them for what they would have made in the time since they were fired.
Delta seems to be doing this most in Right to Work states, where companies can fire at will and their actions won’t be challenged. This is not right. When news came out about Amazon’s ill treatment of its workers, people took action and Amazon was forced to respond, and account for its policies. We can do the same for the thousands of hard workers at Delta Airlines.
Please join me in calling on Delta Airlines to re-hire and compensate those workers it let go and replaced with lower wage part-timers in 2014 and 2015.
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To the Delta Mgmt. responder (Bird Brain's comment) below:
We have over 8,000 people here that don't think Delta did the right thing. Now, all Delta has to do is convince the NLRB, or better yet, a Federal Judge & Jury of 6-12 people that Delta "Policy" is right!
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