Several Delta Flight Attendants have reported receiving calls from management asking them if they would be willing to be interviewed by National Mediation Board investigators about interference charges. Don’t be alarmed! This is part of the process to investigate AFA’s charges of interference by Delta management, according to AFA General Counsel Ed Gilmartin.
The NMB has begun conducting interviews of Flight Attendants, including those submitted by AFA and by Delta as potential witnesses, Gilmartin said.
But the Board also will interview Flight Attendants randomly, and has submitted names to Delta to contact for interviews. The NMB investigators will be in Atlanta the week of July 18-22 to conduct these interviews.
“AFA has been told by the NMB that Delta will contact the individual Flight Attendants to be interviewed, but only NMB investigators will be present to conduct the interviews,” Gilmartin said.
Neither Delta management nor AFA are permitted to be present during the interview process. If you are asked to be interviewed and a member of Delta management is present in the interview room, ask the NMB to end the interview and contact AFA immediately, Gilmartin said.
“Delta management has no right to participate in any discussions with Flight Attendants about the interference charges or this investigation,” he said.