C2015 TA #2 Petition
We, the undersigned Pilots of Delta Air Lines, having sacrificed to create historic profits for our company, and having established our mandate for our next contract through survey input and direct communication, and having had that mandate disregarded in C2015 TA #1, and having soundly rejected C2015 TA #1 for its failure to meet our mandate, hereby present the following petition as our new requirement for C2015:
We, the unified Pilots of Delta Air Lines, have sacrificed for more than a decade our pay, scope, work rules, sick leave, retirement, health benefits, and in many cases, years on furlough and lost advancement, in order to preserve and enhance Delta Air Lines as a successful company. Our company now ranks among the world's finest and most profitable. We require that our next contract include, on date of signing, as a minimum, full restoration to 2004 pay rates (20%) plus annual cost of living adjustments (5%), improvement to scope language to include returning the company to full compliance with existing language and specific penalties for future non-compliance, improvement to work rules to include a minimum 6 hour calendar day pay, a minimum 5 hour training pay and a minimum vacation pay of 5 hours per day with credit and pay from door closure to door opening, enhancements to sick leave provisions including the elimination of sick leave verification, productivity counseling and any other form of company harassment over sick leave use, improvement of an additional 5% to retirement contributions beginning on date of signing, E-190/5 hourly pay rates within 5% of B717 rates, B737-900/A321 rates equivalent to B757 rates, A330 and larger aircraft rates equivalent to B777 rates, a 25 cent per hour improvement to per diem, and improvement to health benefits including the restoration of retiree medical benefits while reducing healthcare costs and maintaining existing coverage to active Pilots. These improvements must be made without any reduction in Profit Sharing or any further concessions to any work rules, sick leave, pilot medical record privacy, benefits or scope. Any Tentative Agreement that fails to meet these requirements will result in another rejection of the agreement through the member ratification process.