ATLANTA, Jan. 15, 2009 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today was notified by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) that pre-merger Northwest technicians voted to approve an agreement on seniority integration. In mid-December, the Delta TechOps Seniority Integration Committee and the Northwest Committee partnered to reach a tentative agreement on a combined seniority list covering technicians and other TechOps employees. The integrated seniority list covers approximately 6,000 aircraft technicians and other TechOps employees of the new Delta. The agreement will be effective upon date of signing, scheduled for Jan. 21, 2009.
“I am very proud of the partnership that both committees demonstrated throughout this process, and the speed and professionalism with which they reached an agreement,” said Tony Charaf, president – Delta TechOps. “This is another significant step toward bringing together the best professionals in the industry.”
With today’s news, more than 25 percent of Delta’s total workforce has now resolved seniority integration covering pilots, flight dispatchers, meteorologists, and technicians and other TechOps employees of the new Delta.