National Mediation Board denies IAM's interference claims; airline begins process to align pay, benefits, and work rules for these employees
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today received notification from the National Mediation Board (NMB) that the Board has rejected claims of interference filed by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) following the November 2010 representation election for Delta TechOps Stores employees.
"Since the merger's close, our people have expressed the desire to move forward as one team," said Tony Charaf, president – Delta TechOps. "We are pleased that the voices and votes of our professional men and women in TechOps were heard. Now we can immediately begin the process of aligning pay, benefits and work rules for our people."
On Nov. 18, the NMB also denied the Association of Flight Attendants' (AFA) claims of interference following the November 2010 Delta flight attendant representation election. Interference claims are still pending relating to the representation elections for fleet service and passenger service employees.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year, and was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2011 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 335 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.