Delta Airlines slammed for poster suggesting employees buy video games instead of paying union dues

Delta Airlines on Thursday was widely panned on social media for a poster suggesting its nonunion employees purchase a new video game system instead of paying union dues.

The poster, first shared on Twitter by Common Dreams editor Eoin Higgins, features a game controller with the message, "Union dues cost around $700 a year.”

“A new video game system with the latest hits sounds like fun,” the poster reads. “Put your money towards that instead of paying dues to the union. 

The poster has the Delta Airlines logo at the bottom of it along with a link the website DontRiskItDontSignIt.com, a website meant to dissuade Delta employees from signing “it,” in this case a union card.

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A spokesperson from Delta did not address the poster directly when contacted by The Hill or confirm the website, which features a Delta logo and contact page, is affiliated with the company. The spokesperson said only that Delta employees “deserve the facts and we respect our employees’ right to decide if a union is right for them.”

“Delta has shared many communications, which on the whole make clear that deciding whether or not to unionize should not be taken lightly,” a spokesperson told The Hill in a statement.

Several users on Twitter decided seeing the poster was enough to no longer fly with the airline and called on others to boycott Delta.

 

By Thursday afternoon, the backlash had grown, with politicians including Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownSenate Dems request briefing on Russian bounty wire transfers On The Money: Mnuchin, Powell differ over how soon economy will recover | Millions fear eviction without more aid from Congress | IRS chief pledges to work on tax code's role in racial wealth disparities IRS chief pledges to work with Congress on examining tax code's role in racial wealth disparities MORE (D-Ohio) weighing in and condemning Delta for the union-busting poster.