A Delta Airlines flight attendant
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The largest airline union in the United States on Friday said it is launching membership run on Delta Air Lines, the largest US airline with non-ionized cabin crew.
Delta has around 25,000 flight attendants, the company said this year.
Powered by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, which also represents United and Spirit flight attendants, comes amid an emboldening of unions around the country, most recently the 40-day strike of 48,000 members of the United States Autoworkers Union at General Motors. It also coincides with a large round of employment from Delta. The company said last month that it wants to employ 1
Other airline employees have recently voted to join. JetBlue Airways flight attendants voted to organize in April 2018.
Delta flight attendants rejected AFA representation in 2010. Delta did not immediately respond to a request for comment.