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Video Games and Drinks, or Union Dues? Delta’s Pitch Draws Fire

May 20, 2019 / Heather Nahmias

The New York Times

by Christine Hauser

May 10, 2019

 

Delta Air Lines is facing backlash for suggesting to employees that it would be more “fun” to spend their money on new video games or rounds of drinks than on union dues.

The idea, communicated in fliers that have been displayed in employees’ break rooms, attracted sudden criticism on Thursday that gained momentum on Friday as images were shared online.

“A new video game system with the latest hits sounds like fun,” one flier said. “Put your money towards that instead of paying dues to the union.” Another said: “Nothing’s more enjoyable than a night out watching football with your buddies. All those union dues you pay every year could buy a few rounds.”

 

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