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the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Delta says voting for a union is unpatriotic

Feb 4, 2002

The Association of Flight Attendants tried to organize the 19,000 flight attendants at Delta Air Lines through a vote for union recognition. Delta carried out a big campaign against the union drive. After September 11 it even told the flight attendants that voting for the union was unpatriotic!

Yes, in the bosses’ world, it’s unpatriotic for workers to organize. It’s unpatriotic to ask for a living wage and decent working conditions. It’s unpatriotic to demand that profits go to the workers who produce them.

Which is why we don’t accept their patriotism!