Month – January 2015

Delta Flight Attendants, IAM File For Historic Election

Washington, D.C., January 13, 2015 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today delivered signed election request cards to the National Mediation Board (NMB) from nearly 12,000 Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants to formally request that the federal agency conduct a union representation election at the carrier. An election victory for the […]

What it’s like to win a 19-year union organizing campaign in the South

A couple weeks ago, a group of 14,500 U.S. Airways and American Airlines customer service representatives — people who take reservations over the phone and work check-in counters and boarding gates — voted to unionize with the Teamsters and the Communications Workers of America. The election was remarkable for a couple reasons: First, because of the margin […]

Union calls for reinstatement of fired United flight attendants

The Association of Flight Attendants on Friday demanded reinstatement of 13 United Airlines flights attendants who were fired after refusing to fly on a plane that had “menacing” graffiti written in oil residue on the aircraft’s tail. The union said the flight attendants were wrongfully terminated. It filed grievances under its union contract with United […]