Delta Flight Simulator Technicians Reject Union Representation
Feb 25, 2010
ATLANTA, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today received notification from the National Mediation Board (NMB) that a majority of eligible flight simulator technicians rejected union representation by the International Association of Machinists (IAM).
“Our flight simulator technicians have made a decisive choice not to have IAM representation,? said Mike Campbell, Delta’s executive vice president of Human Resources and Labor Relations. ?We take our responsibility to do right by our people very seriously and we?ll continue to do everything we can to make Delta a great place to work.”
“It’s now time for the IAM to move forward to allow our employees in other workgroups the same opportunity to express their individual choice about union representation.”
Ninety-one flight simulator technicians were eligible to vote in this election. Of those, only 40 voted in favor of IAM representation.
Delta Air Lines, the world’s No. 1 airline, serves more than 160 million passengers each year.?With its unsurpassed global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 367 destinations in 66 countries on six continents.?Delta employs more than 70,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of nearly 800 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France KLM. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 16,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline’s service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world’s largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.
SOURCE Delta Air Lines