CLONE --- Delta AFA for testing

Last night, AFA conducted a Town Hall call updating Flight Attendants on the issue of toxic uniforms, the class action case against Land’s End, and an update on AFA’s uniform testing. Today, Delta management announced its plans to rollout a “completely new uniform program for flight attendants and ACS above-wing employees… as soon as possible, hopefully in late 2021.” The full communication from Delta is included at the end of this news update.

On December 31, 2019, Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants and other employees brought suit against Lands’ End, the manufacturer of the Delta uniforms, in federal court in Wisconsin.

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO, representing 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines, issued this statement following last night’s travel advisory change by U.S. State Department to "do not travel to China" and the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) that the coronavirus is a "global health emergency."

Our hearts are heavy this morning with news that one of our aviation family, Alexis Reed, age 30, who worked as an Airport Customer Service (ACS) below the wing employee for Delta, was shot and kil

On Tuesday evening, January 28th, AFA-CWA conducted our third Town Hall Conference Call to answer questions in real time from Delta Flight Attendants about our efforts to become full members with AFA. Listen to the archived version of the call below to hear from AFA International President Sara Nelson, Judith Anderson, AFA Industrial Hygienist, Ed Gilmartin, AFA General Counsel. We talked about Uniforms, the Coronavirus, and more.

We will host our next Delta AFA Town Hall Call on January 28th at 5 p.m. Eastern. AFA International President Sara Nelson will be joined on the call by Judith Anderson, AFA's Industrial Hygienist.

In this edition (January 27, 2020):

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. We can take a stand against human trafficking by recommitting ourselves to end it on our planes.

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.

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