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I’ve been a Delta flight attendant for 4 years, and I’m thrilled to be part of organizing our union.

The need is clear. Flight Attendants at Delta shared story after story of outrageous demands by management: people who have been rerouted three times, or calls coming in at 2 and 3 in the morning to move trips up by as much as 12 hours, or Flight Attendants placed in scheduling nightmares after commuter flights are canceled without any support. Other airlines with contracts can’t even contemplate these situations.

Operational meltdowns aren't unique to Delta, but because we don't have a contract, Delta management does have the unique ability to throw our scheduling “rules” out the door for “the needs of the operation."

No matter how you commute to work, it’s no secret that Delta’s antiquated commuter policy has plenty of room for improvement. Join your flying partners for a virtual Fireside Chat on Tuesday, Jan 12 at 4pm ET to share stories, address rumors, answer questions and have your voices heard as we work toward a comprehensive commuter policy at Delta that aligns with current industry standards.
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. As Flight Attendants and aviation's first responders, we are uniquely positioned to identify human traffickers and assist their victims.

Last week, we dealt with flight cancellations and delays due to the huge winter storm that hit the East Coast. Unfortunately, Delta management took it as an opportunity to "cancel" our pay and work rules because we do not have a contract to protect us, our pay and our work rules.

CANCELLATIONS AND PAY GUARANTEES

One major item AFA Flight Attendants at other airlines have negotiated is a comprehensive commuter policy that benefits everyone. Below are some highlights Flight Attendants have achieved at other airlines and cannot be changed unless Flight Attendants agree to them. What comprehensive commuter procedure would you like to see in your first Delta contract?

IT'S OFFICIAL: Thanks to our organzing and advocacy—and Delta ALPA's collective bargainning, Delta management officially announced that the PSY commuting policy for  pilots will be applied to Flight Attendants, too. According to Allison's memo, "Effective immediately and through Dec. 31, 2021, IFS will also reinstate PSY commuting to provide you with travel to/from your base and home city on record."

Delta pilots collectively bargainned and we organized to create meanigful change for Delta Flight Attendants RIGHT NOW. 

Delta recognized the need to provide pilots with positive space while commuting to work. In contrast, Delta chose to make only minor improvements to the existing Unable to Commute Policy for Flight Attendants facing equal challenges. A comprehensive commuter policy should include everyone.
HUGE news: Thanks to our solidarity and advocacy, Delta just announced that any PSY commuting policy applied to pilots will be applied to Flight Attendants, too.
Don’t forget: This Thursday, join Delta AFA Flight Attendants, AFA Flight Attendants from United, Alaska, and Envoy, and AFA International President Sara Nelson for a Video Town Hall to discuss efforts to achieve a comprehensive commuter policy at Delta.