Republican Members of Congress Join Growing Call for Delta Air Lines to Remain Neutral in Union Organizing Campaign

Five more Republican members of Congress are calling on Delta Air Lines to sign a neutrality agreement and respect the rights of its employees to join a union.

U.S. Reps. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R-Ore.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Mike Lawler (R-N.Y.), Don Bacon (R-Neb.) and Marc Molinaro (R-N.Y.) penned the letter to Delta CEO Ed Bastian. The call comes after a Congressional Labor Caucus letter garnered 146 members of Congress to sign on, including Republican U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.).

Upwards of 55,000 Delta employees are currently engaged in a campaign to join unions. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is currently organizing Delta ramp, cargo and tower workers. The Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA) is signing up flight attendants and the Teamsters are supporting technicians and related crafts.

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