International Brotherhood of Teamsters issued this statement:
Delta Air Lines workers will hold a rally calling on Delta Air Lines to stop its anti-union campaign and allow for a free and fair union election at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport on Friday, July 14from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the MSP Terminal 1 departure level.
Approximately 45,000 Delta Air Lines ramp, tower and cargo workers, flight attendants, and mechanics from across the Delta system are actively organizing into the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), respectively.
WHAT: Rally to Stop Delta Air Lines’ Union Busting
WHEN: Friday, July 14 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT
WHERE: MSP Terminal 1 Departure Level. The rally will also be livestreamed on the Teamsters’ Facebook page.MEDIA RSVP:
Delta Air Lines workers, alongside the IAM, CWA-AFA and IBT, recently attended and rallied outside of a Delta shareholder meeting, calling on the carrier to commit to International Labour Organization (ILO) standards on freedom of association and neutrality in union organizing campaigns.
Delta Air Lines management has threatened employees with termination for union activities and continues to host an anti-union website and distribute literature that threatens workers who are seeking to organize. Delta also spent approximately $38 million to oppose a flight attendant union campaign in 2010. Its anti-union activities have caused brand damage, including broadmediacoverage of a 2019 anti-union flier that told employees to spend money on video games instead of union dues.