Delta AFA

After December and January proved to be the deadliest of the pandemic in the United States, February is beginning to show positive signs. Even as the curve is flattening, vaccines becoming more available and PPE supply increasing, Flight Attendants still face unique challenges even among essential frontline workers.
We won’t bury the lead —everything is on track in the legislative process to again secure all of the protections of the Payroll Support Program (PSP) April 1, 2021-September 30, 2021. There’s no doubt we are all feeling the emotional toil of the chaos and uncertainty from July-December 2020, but we are now in an organized, step-by-step legislative process for the American Rescue Plan that has a deadline of March 14th, due to expiring unemployment benefits.
What a year it’s been. It’s hard to believe that just one year ago we were receiving profit sharing bonus checks after Delta broke records. Every airline was hiring and there was unprecedented opportunity across our industry.
Aviation is critical for vaccine distribution, and the people on the frontlines of aviation need priority vaccination. AFA has called on the federal government to set up vaccination clinics at airports to make it easy for aviation workers to access both their first and second doses. This is urgent and we are working with the new administration to make this a priority to protect workers and effectively eradicate the virus.
The Senate is moving forward tonight on important procedural votes to pass COVID-19 Relief for Americans, using President Biden’s American Rescue Plan as a foundation. A lot of good things happened today, so please read through the whole article!

Together, we are the heart of Delta Air Lines. We want to be members of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO to be able to fully express the pride we take in a job well done as the people on the frontlines of Delta's success.

Since we launched our campaign for AFA representation in November, 2019, hundreds of Delta Flight Attendants have become activists, working every day to build our Flight Attendant union. We’ve had thousands of conversations about the challenges Flight Attendants face and the importance of a strong union.

In 2020, we saw over and over the critical importance of having voice and legally-binding rights on the job. While Flight Attendants in unionized workplaces had clear processes and procedures, management at Delta issued top-down directives that often created confusion and chaos with everything from scheduling to commuter rights to expectations of mask policy enforcement.

Our Flight Attendant Union is not an institution. It's the hearts and souls of the professionals who are our flying partners. Our campaign to become full AFA members is not just about signing a card. This is about loving what we do together as aviation's first responders for the safety, health, and security of our passengers and crew – and the means to negotiate for our fair share of the value we create at Delta.

Thanks to our hard work, Delta has led the industry with nearly double the profits of any other airline in recent years. In 2020, Delta was able to stay financially stable thanks in large part to thousands of Flight Attendants who took voluntary leave. But an MIT study for Flight Attendant total compensation – including wages, benefits, and profit sharing – shows that on average we make far less than United and American Flight Attendants. We should lead the industry with the best contract and that starts with building our campaign together for AFA..

Just talking about gaining our Flight Attendant union is already making positive change at Delta and we can work together to make the most out of this now. Let's lift up our profession with Flight Attendants across America and throughout the world. We are Stronger Together, Better Together.

Watch this video from AFA International President Sara Nelson and join the campaign together.

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