No advantage to unionization, Delta tells flight attendants

09/24/2010 | Bloomberg

With union elections set to begin next week, Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson is urging flight attendants to retain a direct relationship with the company, noting that unionization at competing carriers "hasn't stopped layoffs, hasn't stopped concessions." Anderson says the 7,000 union flight attendants inherited in the merger with Northwest Airlines are working under a contract that is "substantially inferior" to Delta's own, non-unionized workers. "The track record of the AFA has been quite poor when you look at what it has obtained" on behalf of its members, he points out.

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