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"[Delta’s] ability to manage down labor costs is really unique in this industry." That’s what CEO Ed Bastian told shareholders on Delta’s quarterly earnings call today. This is just one more reminder that without a union contract, management holds all the cards.

Yesterday, TSA screened 2.15M people at airport security checkpoints nationwide.

Last week, Delta Flight Attendants talked with AFA Senior Staff Attorney Peter Swanson and United AFA Grievance Vice Chair Kimberly Johnson about the disciplinary process, probation, harassment, an

FAA Administrator Steve Dickson today signed an order directing a stricter legal enforcement policy against unruly airline passengers in the wake of recent, troubling incidents.

On November 19th, 2020, Delta Inflight Service Senior Vice President Allison Ausband notified Delta Flight Attendants of changes to your PSY commuting policies. However, those changes have not been fully defined leaving Flight Attendants with many questions regarding the changes and how they are being implemented.  

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.