The International Association of Engineers and Flight Workers, a member of the AFL-CIO, attempts to get certain Delta employees to unite. Currently, only Delta's pilot staff are unions – under The Air Line Pilots Association, International.
"We strive to keep the Twitter account actively engaged and genuine to advocate working people," she said. "We came across and shared this internet meme. We realize it was in bad taste that did not reflect the values of the AFL-CIO and it is taken down."
Tweets were up for a couple of hours before
Meme has appeared in tweets' disruptive Delta before.
"Our employees have the best overall compensation in the industry, including the most lucrative profit sharing program in the world," said Delta. "They want and deserve the facts and we respect our employees' right to decide whether a union is right for them. Delta has shared many communications, which at all indicate that it should not be taken easy to determine whether or not to be unionized.
The unions are relatively strong in the aviation industry, which represents many airline companies and pilots, but have failed to organize so many of the basic staff.
Delta and IAM have been engaged in a war of words for months now, with dueling websites. IAM first launched its organizational campaign with Delta's ramp service workers in 2006.