MINNEAPOLIS — A rally was held on July 14 at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport by Delta Air Lines workers in a number of crafts fighting for a union. The action was organized by a coalition of ramp workers wanting to be in the Machinists union; flight attendants seeking to join the AFA; and mechanics seeking to join the Teamsters union, James Carlson, Air Transport Coordinator of Organizing for the IAM, said.
Kel Smith, an organizer for the Association of Flight Attendants at the airport, gave the Militant a statement calling for union representation.
“Minneapolis is a union town! Delta Flight Attendants, fleet service, and mechanics are organizing to join their unions,” it quotes Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-Communications Workers of America, saying. “The workers at Delta won’t let the corporate leaders who come and go with their millions define who the airline really is. The workers are organizing to make sure their airline operates with open arms to the world and respect for everyone in it.”