Delta’s nasty anti-union practices could be exposed by process GOPers will try to undermine

We know Delta has been flying anti-union lobbyists to DC earlier this year. The airline is really burnishing its anti-labor cred. But, some of its employees are fighting back. From the WSJ (it’s a sub. req. article)

The National Mediation Board said Wednesday it will conduct a full-blown investigation into allegations by a flight attendants union that Delta Air Lines Inc. interfered in last year’s fractious organizing drive at the world’s second-largest airline by traffic.

The investigation is expected to shine a spotlight on labor relations at the Atlanta-based carrier, which has denied interfering with the hotly contested union votes in which its workers rejected union representation.

Delta is the only major U.S. carrier to remain largely nonunion.

The probe could heighten political scrutiny of the NMB, amid allegations by Republicans on Capitol Hill that the federal agency has a pro-union bias.

Delta is like the Scott Walker of airlines. It wants to be known as anti-worker. And, of course, the GOPers in Congress are great allies in that quest. They’ll join together to fight this investigation and undermine NMB.

Turns out that Delta is the main carrier to Minneapolis, which is the site of this year’s Netroots Nation. I’m not flying Delta to get there. I’ll take a stopover over spending my money on an anti-worker company.


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