This month I’ll be celebrating my seventh anniversary as a Delta Flight Attendant.

You’ve likely heard about the potential of disruptions to air travel in late December as AT&T and Verizon were cleared by FCC to turn on their 5G spectrum networks on January 5th.

Health and safety in the workplace is often the driving issue for organizing union representation. That's because no paycheck matters if you don't have your life or your health.

As we reflect on 2021 and look forward to 2022, let’s make a commitment to one another: 2022 will be the year that we secure our union at Delta Air Lines!

If we learned anything in 2021, it’s that we can only protect the jobs we love and ourselves if we have a legally-binding contract and a say in our workplace. From healthcare surcharges to denying raises to “testing” new report times, Delta management has shown time and again that they can—and will—change our work rules whenever they please.

Over the past two weeks, a massive operational meltdown has shown yet again why we need a union with a guaranteed contract and real voice on the job.

After an operational meltdown and pressure from Delta Flight Attendants organizing with AFA, management announced late last night IPY for all trips through December 26, no matter how they were assigned (scheduled, A Day, or Pickup). We didn’t need 48 hours of hell to make this happen.

It’s Christmas Eve 2021 and management is cancelling hundreds of flights claiming “disruptions from Omicron.” Delta has cancelled 157 flights, 7% of the operation as of 12pm Eastern.

Delta management has prided and sold themselves on being the “safest” airline during COVID. Remember the empty middle seats?

But yesterday, CEO Ed Bastian and other executives sent a letter asking the CDC to reduce quarantine time for breakthrough cases from 10 days to 5 days.

Delta is investing in international carriers, while telling us “Sorry, no raise” even as the cost of living rose dramatically in 2021. (Remember, management already gave themselves a “one-time” adjustment bonus this year.)
In January 2020, management announced it would rollout a “completely new uniform program for flight attendants and ACS above-wing employees… as soon as possible, hopefully in late 2021.”
As a Flight Attendant, most Election Days we're away from home. That's why we rely on early voting and mail ballots to cast our votes in local, state, and national elections.