Well, here’s some interesting news today from Delta. As many probably know, Delta flight attendants were not unionized in the past, while former Northwest flight attendants were, so not surprisingly, there was a lot of debate over whether the “new” flight attendant workforce at Delta would be unionized or not.
Well, the voting is finally complete, and it looks like flight attendants at the new Delta will not be unionized. 53% of flight attendants rejected AFA representation, while 44% voted in favor it.
Regardless of where you stand on unions, Delta’s management team deserves quite a bit of credit for having a good enough relationship with their flight attendants so that they don’t feel the need to be unionized. At United during the Tilton days, I doubt you would have found more than a handful of flight attendants that would have turned down union representation.