JetBlue Status Quo

3.11.20
The Railway Labor Act (RLA) does not require employers to maintain the “status quo” during initial contract negotiations.

Negotiations start from scratch and nothing is guaranteed – both sides must agree on the terms of the contract. With respect to any pay component, work rule or benefit, the negotiated result could be better, worse, or exactly the same.
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CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

3.5.20
While the union may generally ask or propose whatever it wants, so may company negotiators. A contract ultimately requires the agreement of both sides. Initial contract negotiations begin with a blank slate because there is no prior contract. Many things Delta flight attendants have and enjoy would be up for review, potential change, and even elimination.
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Executive Contracts

2.27.20
Delta executives do not have employment contracts. An executive contract guarantees employment for a specific length of time and none of our leaders have contracts that guarantee employment for any length of time. Terms and conditions of executive contacts are spelled out in annual Proxy Statements that corporations are required to file each year with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and make available to all shareholders.

As clearly stated on pages 8, 30 (image included below), and 39 of Delta’s 2019 Proxy Statement filed on Apr. 26, 2019, Delta executives do not have employment agreements or employment contracts. Our executives, like all Delta employees, receive letters of employment which outline the terms and conditions of their employment when they are hired.

In contrast, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz does have a five-year employment contract (effective date Sep. 8, 2015). The Munoz contract is highlighted in United’s 2019 Proxy Statement as a five-year employment agreement from the effective date of Sep. 8, 2015. More specific contract terms are referenced within the Proxy on pages 39, 42, 51, 54, 61, 63, 65, 70, 72, 75, 76. United’s Proxy Statement was filed on Apr. 11, 2019.

GoJet Contract

2.25.20
GoJet’s first contract, recently negotiated by the AFA, proves otherwise. After more than 3.5 years of negotiations for 366 GoJet flight attendants, AFA did not negotiate annual pay increases over the life of the 5-year contract.
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Profit Sharing

2.14.20
Delta flight attendants enjoy an industry leading profit sharing plan – no AFA dues or bureaucracy required.

American Airlines flight attendants have a profit sharing plan that was designed by management, not at the negotiations table. At United, AFA negotiated a worse profit sharing plan for flight attendants than what pilots have. Both United and American have paid significantly less profit sharing than Delta.

Of the 20 flight attendant groups AFA represents, they have negotiated a profit sharing plan at only a few airlines and no AFA-negotiated plan beats Delta’s.

A-Cards

12.19.19
Signing a card is a serious matter. To ensure fairness, an independent U.S. government agency, the National Mediation Board, not Delta, will check every A-card to compare signatures, verify the required information is present, and validate the date signed. In 2015, the NMB found that authorization cards submitted by the IAM on behalf of Delta flight attendants contained fraudulent signatures.
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A-Cards

12.19.19
If you have signed an A-card and then change your mind, the union is under no obligation to return the card to you, and it is valid for one year from the date of signing.
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A-Cards

12.19.19
Signing an A-card means you want a union election. This is a clear declaration, NOT merely a way to get more information.
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Total Comp

12.4.19
At Delta, total comp includes flight pay, Shared Rewards and profit sharing, and beats our competitors.
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Total Comp

12.4.19
Delta has the highest total comp but AFA misrepresented an MIT study, despite MIT’s clear disclaimer against using the report to compare employee pay.
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Total Comp

12.4.19
At every step from new hire to top-of-scale, total compensation (flight pay, profit sharing and Shared Rewards) is higher for Delta flight attendants than American and United. In some cases Delta flight attendants will make as much as 15% more as of Jan. 1, 2020.
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A-Cards

12.4.19
Signing an A-card means only that you want a union election.
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Negotiations

12.4.19
It has taken AFA much longer than that to negotiate contracts for much smaller flight attendant groups. For example, it took AFA 9 years to negotiate a contract for about 2,000 flight attendants at Spirit – and that wasn’t even a first contract.
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First Contract

12.4.19
With a first contract, everything is on the table. The process starts with a blank sheet of paper.
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