Flight attendants at Delta Connection vote to authorise strike
Oct 15, 2012 (Menafn - AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION via COMTEX) --U.S.-based Association of Flight Attendants-CWA-represented flight attendants at Compass Airlines have authorised a strike should negotiations with management fail to reach an agreement that can be ratified, according to the union.
According to the union, the strike was authorized by 94% of participating Flight Attendants. Compass is a Delta Connection DAL carrier.
According to AFA Compass president Catriona Bagley, the flight attendants earn between USD 14,000 and USD 19,000 a year, and that they stand "proud and united," in their quest for a better contract.
AFA has a trademarked strike strategy known as CHAOS or Create Havoc Around Our System. With CHAOS, a strike could affect the entire system or a single flight. The union decides when, where and how to strike without notice to management or passengers.
The union said that Compass management's refusal to address flight attendant concerns could lead to CHAOS if the National Mediation Board declares that negotiations are deadlocked and releases the parties into a 30-day "cooling-off" period and strike deadline.
Compass provides approximately 190 daily flights to over 50 Delta Air Lines destinations. Compass Airlines is wholly owned by Trans States Holdings of St. Louis and is headquartered in Minneapolis.
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