I received this email from someone very close to me today. I'm not surprised to hear this from an airline that started as a bunch of dust croppers. I had always received the best service with Northwest Orient and I was very sad to hear the day they were bought by Delta, that basically, Joe Bob Clampett was buying Tifini's. So sad.
The email said the following:
"As you all probably have heard by now,
on November 3rd the Northwest Flight Attendants at Delta Airlines lost our
union and our 63 years of collective bargaining rights and protections by the
slim margin of 165 swing votes. I am outraged at the level of
interference conducted by Delta management during the representation
election. They spent millions on an anti-union campaign which
created a hostile work environment, caused division in our ranks, and made a
mockery of the voting reforms recently implemented by the National Mediation
Board. We are asking the NMB to investigate the election and the
"We have helped build the second largest airline in the world, making
significant contributions to Delta's success, for which they are now benefiting with record breaking profits; yet our pay remains less than it was
20 years ago, and we are now subject to the possibility of
them outsourcing our jobs, or any policies Delta feels like implementing.
"I am asking all of my friends and family to please sign the petition,
"Tell Delta to Stop Union Busting" At http://www.change.org/petitions/view/tell_delta_to_stop_union_busting
If you are so inclined, a letter to your state Senators and Representatives via
mail, phone or e-mail requesting their support, could greatly help our chances
of gaining a legal contract with Delta Airlines in the future. I would be
happy to send a sample letter if you are interested.
"Thank you all so much for your support, it is very much appreciated."
Please help the Delta (ex-Northwest Orient Airline) Flight Attendants.