Murray Statement on Meeting with Delta Air Lines

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee released the following statement following a meeting in her office with a Delta Air Lines representative regarding their ongoing efforts to coerce workers and infringe upon their rights to collectively organize and join a union.


“Like so many others, I was appalled by Delta Air Lines’ viral anti-union poster last week, but what’s even more appalling is that this was just another example of a coordinated effort by Delta’s management to keep workers from joining together and advocating for better wages and safer working conditions. At a bare minimum, workers deserve an apology. But if Delta wants to earn back the trust of its workers, customers, and the public—management needs to immediately stop its anti-union scare tactics.


“I’m disappointed that in a meeting with my staff yesterday Delta could not commit to either. But this is not the end of my conversations with Delta management, and I am going to keep pushing them to stop infringing on workers’ rights with anti-union behavior. To Delta workers and to all workers, I am standing with you and I will keep fighting for your rights and your economic security.”