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Flight attendants wearing pins with a "Flight attendants wearing pins with a "D"

Old Dec 27, 13, 9:29 pm
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Flight attendants wearing pins with a "Flight attendants wearing pins with a "D"

Has anyone noticed the pins the Delta flight attendants have been wearing this week? It's a "D" with a wing attached that was inspired by a logo used in the 40s-50s. The pin was designed by and is being distributed by a group of employees who would like to remain union free (there has been a card drive going in for a year and a half). .If you support the FAs in remaining .union free maybe give them a thumbs up when you see the pin?.

p.s. this is an employee driven grass routes campaign. The pins are not sponsored by Delta Air Lines..

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Old Dec 27, 13, 9:46 pm
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Old Dec 27, 13, 10:02 pm
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Old Dec 27, 13, 10:02 pm
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I'll be looking for these!!
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Old Dec 27, 13, 10:38 pm
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Why does it matter to you if the person giving you a coke is union or not? I personally couldn't care either way.
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Old Dec 27, 13, 11:07 pm
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Why does it matter to you if the person giving you a coke is union or not? I personally couldn't care either way.
It should be up to the employee if he/she WANTS to be a member of a union or not, rather than being forced into dues-paying union membership in order to work.

I could say more, but will assuredly be attacked even with this.
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Old Dec 28, 13, 2:32 am
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During the integration process with NWA I remember seeing many FAs wearing "AFA" (i.e. I would like a union) pins, and before that the "Keep Delta My Delta" pins. So, it doesn't seem all that unusual for employees to add one pin to their uniform to express a preference. (I don't remember ever seeing more than one at a time, however.)

I late August and in September of this year (2013) I remember seeing seeing several FA's with pins from their favorite SEC school/football team. It resulted in a slightly modified beverage service. For example:
FA: What can I get you?
passenger: A ginger ale and a Roll Tide.
or
FA: What can I get you?
passenger: A Coke and a War Eagle.
etc.

These were all flights into or out of ATL, so perhaps they were mostly ATL based crews and thus the preference for the South Eastern Conference (SEC).

I have also seen pins with a military theme (e.g. a USAF logo pin), holiday pins (a Christmas tree), etc.

I doubt I would have been able to figure out the flying D pin meant something like "I'm happy without a union" without this tread, however, so thanks for the raw info.
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Old Dec 28, 13, 4:53 am
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Cool. It reminds me of statues of Mercury the Winged God. Very appropriate for aviation.
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If you want Union - go to UA.

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Old Dec 28, 13, 5:12 am
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I would rather they do a professional job instead of displaying personal statements when working.....
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Old Dec 28, 13, 5:45 am
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I've had many friendly conversations with FA's about unions and how to say no over the last year. I am in Labor (on the corp side) and happy to talk when asked how to ensure a union drive fails.
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Is there any way to buy one ? I collect pins.
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Old Dec 28, 13, 7:31 am
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I've had many friendly conversations with FA's about unions and how to say no over the last year. I am in Labor (on the corp side) and happy to talk when asked how to ensure a union drive fails.
Unionbusting is illegal. It's their choice whether to join a union or not.
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Old Dec 28, 13, 7:46 am
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Originally Posted by HongKonger View Post
Unionbusting is illegal. It's their choice whether to join a union or not.
All I am doing, which is perfectly legal, is answering their questions so they can make an educated decision on their own.
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Old Dec 28, 13, 8:09 am
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Unions are sorta like bullet proof vest. Don't need one until you get shot!

Of course, stockholders & white shirts will always prefer the "company store" and their view of capitalism in lieu of a "united" workforce.
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