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Some say they have faced retaliation for complaining about purple uniforms a year after company introduced them

Originally published in the Guardian on April 4, 2019 by Mike Elk

Delta flight attendants are complaining that a new set of uniforms introduced by the airline are still causing skin rashes and worse almost a year after the company introduced them.

Originally published in The Star Tribune by Kristen Leigh Painter on November 9, 2019

The nation’s largest flight-attendant union is launching a formal campaign to unionize Delta Air Lines’ cabin crew nearly a decade after the group last voted on representation.

Originally published on NPR Atlanta by Jim Burress on November 5, 2019

The nation’s largest flight attendant union is organizing a campaign at Delta Air Lines, promising the roughly 25,000 eligible workers, “a voice, respect, and fairness on the job.”

In a video posted Friday, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson said the union has heard from thousands of Delta flight attendants wanting to organize.

Originally published in The Business Insider by David Slotnick and Mark Matousek on November 7, 2019

Delta is the biggest airline in the US to have flight attendants who are nonunion. But that may be about to change.

The country's largest cabin crew union, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), announced that it is starting a membership drive in an effort to organize Delta's 25,000 flight attendants.

Originally published in CNBC by Leslie Josephs on November 1, 2019

The biggest flight attendant union in the U.S. on Friday said it is starting a membership drive at Delta Air Lines, the biggest U.S. airline with nonunionized cabin crews.

Delta has some 25,000 flight attendants, the company said this year.

Last Friday, AFA joined us to launch an official campaign to gain our Flight Attendant Union at Delta. We had an extraordinary rollout and the response across the system and industry was amazing. 

Flight Attendants came to the airport on their day off because they wanted to sign a card immediately. We are seeing extraordinary support from people who have never had a union or the chance to vote for one before.  

On Tuesday evening, November 5th, AFA-CWA conducted a 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 and sign up to get involved in the campaign