Who is behind deltafa.org?
We are. We are line Delta flight attendants who feel that the
Association of Flight Attendants (afa-CWA) is not fit to represent
us. We launched our site on Labor
Day, 2001 in response to the afa filing for the first election.
Immediate result, Nancy Lenk and the afa organizing committee had to start
writing deltaafa.org as deltaAFA.org. It seems they were a bit put
out by our existence.
you receive any compensation for maintaining deltafa.org?
No, we are unpaid and the expenses to maintain deltafa.org come out of
our pockets. That is why we look so low budget.
Does Delta management
control what is posted on deltafa.org?
No, management does not. This site is an expression of our First
Amendment rights. We are solely responsible for its content. They
are there no names associated with deltafa.org?
Deltafa.org is anonymous. We did this for several reasons.
Primarily, our experience shows that once certain afa-CWA activists know a
person's name, they begin personal attacks. This unionization debate
should be about issues and not people. Therefore, to keep it
impersonal, we do not use names. Our second reason is that we do not
want management to know who we are. Sometimes, paranoia is healthy.
do you abbreviate the Association of Flight Attendants-Communications
workers of America as "afa-CWA?"
We do this to illustrate that the afa is a merely an itty-bitty,
tiny part of a much larger union that represents people from all trades.
Hence, we use the lower case "afa" to represent the afa's
smallness and an upper case "CWA" to represent the CWA's power
Why is much of the material on the deltafa.org outdated?
We are flight attendants, and we have lives outside of Delta. We
maintain this site as we have time. Therefore, we publish and edit
as we can. If you see something that is so outdated that it is no longer
helpful, email the webmaster. Better yet, revise it and e-mail it in.
We will take the credit.
much of the information on deltafa.org is plagiarized?
As much as possible. We are lazy.
Do you have a message board?
Yes. It is at www.deltafa.org/deltafatalk.
Membership is free and anonymous. You are welcome as long as you are
not trying to sell Viagra, timeshares, or other spam. Now, if you
are giving any of the above away, we'll talk.
Do you have a
Yes. You can subscribe by following this
link. We, however, are having trouble figuring out how to use
Will deltafa.org always be anti-union?
It depends. As we write this at the end of 2008, we still feel that the
afa-CWA is inept, and the main reason why it is trying to organize us is
to hang onto the revenue from the current NWA-DAL dues units. We believe
that it is trying to scare the Delta group about the NWA management
that is coming over to Delta while trying to scare the NWA group about
life without a contract. Representation should not be based on
Therefore, we are at this time antiunion. We hope that the
afa-CWA is decertified. We think that this is in the best interest of all
of our flight attendants.
If it turns out that the "new" Delta
management is treating us differently than the old Delta management, we
will be open to the idea of unionization. However, it will not
default to the afa-CWA. We will have to look at all of our options.
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