IAM Stepping Up campaign

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  1. 700UW

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    [SIZE=24pt]IAM-Delta Flight Attendant Campaign Lands in Amsterdam[/SIZE]

    January 8, 2014
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    Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants' quest for IAM representation arrived in Europe this week, as grassroots Delta Flight Attendant activists kicked off a week of organizing activities in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on Monday January 6, 2014.

    The week's activities in Amsterdam will offer Delta Flight Attendants the chance to sign or renew their election authorization card and to learn more about the campaign and the benefits of union representati[​IMG]on.​
    The IAM activists also met with the Secretary of the London-based International Transport Workers Federation and representatives from FNV Cabine, a Dutch union supporting their efforts that represents Flight Attendants at Delta code-share partner KLM.

    "I sincerely thank both the Delta Flight Attendant activists who exemplify the principles of trade unionism in their purest form, and our ITF brothers and sisters for their support," said IAM General Vice President and ITF Executive Board member Sito Pantoja. "This week will demonstrate the IAM’s global reach and the power of international coordination and solidarity. The inclusion of Delta Flight Attendants will only make our global solidarity even stronger."

    "The professionalism of cabin crew at Delta cannot be underestimated," said ITF Civil Aviation Secretary Gabriel Mocho. "These workers keep passengers safe every day of the year, yet each and every one of them could face the sack at zero notice. We welcome this campaign to raise a[​IMG]wareness on the benefits of organisation, and offer our full support and backing to the campaign. We urge our affiliates to reach out to Delta flight attendants, to share their experiences of belonging to a union, and to help raise standards for them."​
    "I'm really excited that our campaign has gained international support," said Delta Flight Attendant Gabe Perez. "Flight Attendants from around the world that have a voice at work are pulling for us at Delta. No Delta Flight Attendant should be afraid to sign and send in an IAM card."​

    Find out more about the IAM Delta campaign at www.iamdelta.net.

    Submit a request for an "auto card".

    Stay up to date with the latest campaign news by liking IAM Delta’s Facebook page.

    Visit the ITF Delta campaign page.​

                                                     
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  2. BABABOOY

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    Comical, the card drive is close to two years for inflight.  Just not gonna happen. First we hear a vote will be "this Summer" than we
    heard a "vote will be called by the end of the year". In their defense they didn't state what year lol....  It's not gonna happen.  The IAM
    and those who are presently represented by them will realize the money can be well spent elsewhere than on yet another failed attempt to unionize Delta F/A's.
     
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    And remind us what major F/A group the IAM currently represents? The CO agreement was a company wish list agreement similar to the terms that would be extended if they were unorganized, high bases, few and weak rules, etc. How well did the IAM members at TWA fare ? I hope the DL F/As see the UA CBA and see the IAM's fine leaders and what they can produce, since after all the UA agreement was "monumental" in their words.

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  5. WorldTraveler

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    so what is the focus of this thread?

    we have this from the article you just posted:

    The trade group Airlines for America declined to comment, as did United and American airlines. Delta does not specifically restrict sleep aids but “we require … flight attendants to be free from any medication that impairs their ability to perform the safety duties of their job,” said spokeswoman Betsy Talton. “Employees are responsible for knowing how medication affects them.”

    Aggression and blackouts

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration label warns that Ambien and other sleep aids with the ingredient Zolpidem have been linked to rare but “serious side effects” that include “more outgoing or aggressive behavior than normal, confusion, agitation.”

    That described behavior attributed to Lund on his final flight from Anchorage to Minneapolis-St. Paul. A memo from his personnel file said other attendants and passengers saw Lund shoving a colleague during boarding and calling him a jerk.

    Lund said that he didn’t recall pushing the colleague and that any problems were “Ambien induced,” wrote a supervisor. “He said if he woke up during the night, he would take one if he needed to go back to sleep.”

    and we have an IAM campaign in Amsterdam..... perhaps you or someone can explain why the IAM is setting up a campaign in AMS... so far as I know (which may not be everything) DL doesn't have any AMS based FAs.
     
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  6. 700UW

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    Because there are a lot of DL FAs that travel through AMS.
     
    And the point of the article is that the FAs need a union and a CBA to prevent the issue of lack of rest.
     
    I can copy and paste numerous incidents on how DL is treating their FAs badly in regard to rest and DL and its schedulers abusing the FAs and not valuing them as an asset to the company.
     
    One example is an FA couldnt drive into DTW because of the road conditions, the politicians told people to stay off the roads yet DL gives her an unexcused absence.
     
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    Here is an example of how DL treats its FAs:
     
     
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  8. 737823

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    This article is from more than seven months ago, why are you posting it now?

    Well, you of all people, the champion of the RLA should know collective bargaining agreements do not expire, they become amendable. In this case the majority prevailed and wanted to decertify the AFA and have no representation. Such weak scholarship on this reporters part, but again didn't the same Star Tribune write the article on ready reserve rife with misinformation and half truths? Perhaps they are playing into their readership nostalgic that the former NWA is now long gone?

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    Plus, you can really 'party' in AMS.  Also, given that the majority of the expenses will be covered by somebody else's money why wouldn't you want to vacation, antagonize, campaign in AMS for such a good cause?
     
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    Maybe I'm missing something, but how exactly is this mistreatment?  It seems to me that the person wanted to play a game but did not fully understand the rules, so when things didn't exactly go as expected it is now natural to want to place blame on somebody else instead of accepting responsibility for ones own choices/decisions/actions.  How a union could potentially prevent this individual from doing something not well thought out (stupid?) like this again in the future is beyond my comprehension.
     
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    There are no rules, thats what you dont get.
     
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    I disagree.  Read the persons account again.  IMHO he/she not only knew the rules but stated them in the story.  I wouldn't necessarily say the person was trying to game the system, but even a 4-year old would know that when trading/swapping things with others (in this case trips with other FAs) caveat emptor still applies.
     
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    Touche.
     
  14. Kev3188

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    You may find it comical. Our employer does not...
     
     
    Really?

    How 'bout for the same reason NRT sees a lot of campaigning...
     
     
    'Cause it's relevant?


    Agreed on the reporter's poor choice of words. For those that may not know, once the election results were final, all CBA's on the property were voided.
     
     
     
    I didn't see any "misinformation" or "half truths" in that article.
     
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    DL does not have any AMS based FAs right? DL did have NRT based FAs at the time of the AFA campaign there. I'm trying to understand the reason for a campaign in AMS. Why not LHR or CDG? or better yet in the U S of A.
     
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