Delta Simulator Technicians to Remain Union-Free

Simulator Technicians reject IAM representation for the second time this year

ATLANTA, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ — Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today received notification from the National Mediation Board (NMB) that a majority of simulator technicians have again rejected representation by the International Association of Machinists (IAM).

In a memo issued today to Delta's simulator technicians, Senior Vice President of Flight Operations Steve Dickson responded to the technicians' decision:

"Today the National Mediation Board (NMB) reported a majority of Delta's simulator technicians have rejected IAM representation. We are pleased our combined simulator technician workgroup has once again chosen a direct relationship with Delta leaders. This relationship is one of the most important aspects of our unique culture.

The NMB procedures provide seven business days – until September 27 – for a participant to contest an election. We will be communicating next steps as soon as this period expires. We hope all concerned are prepared to move on and respect the decision of our simulator technicians.

Thank you for your trust and your continued focus and professionalism during both elections.

As we move forward together as a unified team, we will continue to make Delta a great place to work."

There were 91 flight simulator technicians eligible to vote in this election. Of those, 18 voted for IAM representation, with 23 other write-in votes.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 354 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 75,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world's largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at

SOURCE Delta Air Lines