The Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) is attempting, for the fourth time, to become the sole representative of Delta flight attendants, who have previously rejected AFA representation in 2002, 2008, and 2010. AFA currently represents approximately 50,000 flight attendants at United, Alaska, Spirit, and other airlines. 

Every Delta employee has the right to choose or reject union representation. Delta has not only the right, but the responsibility, to make sure our flight attendants have the facts: both the benefits of what we have today, and the potential impact AFA could have on our future.

Before you decide to choose or reject AFA representation, here are some things to consider and know about Delta and AFA:

In Their Words


Many of your peers came here from union-represented airlines. They prefer Delta.
These Delta flight attendants have perspective on what life is like with AFA, other unionized airlines, and why Delta is different and better.

AFA Negotiations


Negotiations are not as simple or quick as AFA makes them seem.
The negotiations process can take months or years – not quite as quick as AFA likes to claim. Negotiations in the airline industry are complex and lengthy, and AFA has never negotiated a first contract for a workgroup of our size.
 
DAYS
SINCE AFA STARTED CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS AT UNITED AIRLINES
While AFA negotiations continue with United management, the union has little progress to show.

Delta Invests in You


In the last 15 years, Delta has delivered 12 base pay increases. When looking at total compensation – including base pay, profit sharing, and shared rewards – Delta flight attendants make significantly more than their peers at American and United.

For example, a top-of-scale flight attendant at Delta (i.e., a flight attendant that has achieved 12 years of service at Delta) makes over $10,000 more in total compensation than their peers at American and United across multiple steps in the scale.


For each carrier = Base rate at top of scale, assuming a schedule of 80 hours monthly + Profit Sharing + Shared Rewards if applicable. (Prior 12 months earned amount)

Flight attendant compensation chart 2023

Flight attendant compensation chart 2023

AFA vs. Reality


AFA makes a lot of claims to build support – some of which are false or misleading.
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"Coming over to Delta – it was a different culture... There’s not this wedge between the employee and management, which we always were led to believe with the union… but yet, the union never really did anything for us."
 
Jane MCO-based Flight Attendant

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