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."

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. 
COVID-19 hit and management abandoned its promise and plans to completely replace the toxic uniforms. Instead, opting to make the “interim” Graphite suit option permanent and forcing Flight Attendants back into the purple and gray uniforms in January 2022. But nothing has changed for Delta Flight Attendants who have gotten sick from the toxic uniforms.
This week, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) moved the Senate one step closer to confirming former AFA and IBT Attorney Dierdre Hamilton to serve on the National Mediation Board (NMB), which will also put in place a majority NMB in support of workers and our rights to organize and collectively bargain.

“I watched this video last night and it had me feeling so silly about the years I’d spent taking and absorbing these messages from the company and believing them.”

That’s part of a message we received from one of our flying partners who watched John Oliver’s latest episode of Last Week Tonight.

So why did a segment on a comedy show make our flying partner feel “duped and manipulated”?  

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects nearly 20 million passengers during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday travel, from Friday, November 19 through Sunday, November 28. In order to best prepare for a safe, efficient travel experience our union - the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA - offers this guidance for passengers:

When Delta management changed to a biweekly pay schedule in 2019, they took away the flexibility so many of us loved and the stability in our paychecks we counted on.

It’s just one more example of how Delta’s unilateral control over our working conditions and terms of employment gives management the power to change our jobs and our lives any time they want.