Saturday, July 27, 2013

DPA in the Majority at Delta!

DPA Members can celebrate this major milestone! 
  With candles!

We have enough members to file with the National Mediation Board. 
Holy crap, that only took three years!
Only one hurdle remains, bringing our members' Authorization Cards up to date.
Wait a second! You either have enough cards for the vote or you don't? This is where the DPA says they have "members" but not signed cards. In fact, they need help getting new signatures from old members.

The DPA has played loose with this "sign your card" to get access to the site from day one.
To become a DPA member, simply fill out the online registration form found on the home page, print out the Authorization Card supplied after registration, fill it out and mail it in to the address provided.  Upon receipt of your Card, you will receive login information via email to the rest of our site.
The NMB* has very strict rules about this type of card signature gathering and telling people the card is just to "force a vote" or "to get access to our website" could lead to the NMB not accepting all the cards.

*International In-Flight Catering Co. v. NMB, 555 F.2d 712 (9th Cir. 1977) (reversing certification based on authorization cards, where there was strong evidence the employees had been told that signing cards was only to obtain an election).