By Tom Webb on Jan 14, 2015
ST. PAUL — Delta Air Lines flight attendants are heading toward a vote on whether to unionize.
Nearly 12,000 signed cards from flight attendants formally requesting an election were delivered this week.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) said those cards represent nearly 60 percent of Delta’s 20,000 flight attendants, surpassing the 50 percent threshold the National Mediation Board requires for a union representation election.
But Delta doesn’t want the union. The Atlanta-based airline came out swinging Tuesday, saying in a statement, “The IAM’s poor track record at other airlines, together with its culture of divisiveness, harassment and personal attacks, would not benefit Delta flight attendants.”