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May 13, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Delta Airlines tried to convince workers to spend union dues on video games and beer

Delta Airlines tries to stop unions
Unions have traditionally been very beneficial to members, so the thought of forgoing union dues in favor of buying video games and beer is preposterous!
When I saw these Delta posters fostering the notion that union dues would be better spent on video games, I thought it was some sort of joke. The notion that a company would use such a dimwitted tactic to denigrate union membership is shocking.

One hopes the average worker won't fall for these ridiculous ideas. For some segments of the workforce, safety in numbers is still a necessary strategy to keep oppressive corporations from steamrolling their employees. It's a way for the little guys to have some power.

One Delta poster tells employees, "A new video game system with the latest hits sounds like fun. Put your money towards that instead of paying dues to the union."

The benefits unions offer their members is vastly more valuable than buying a PS4 and a couple of games. Play your cards right and history shows your salary will rise and healthcare costs will be leveled. This will enable you to buy video games and beer. Son't be fooled by greedy corporations.

It's sad to see how little Delta seems to value their own employees. This tactic should send a clear message to all employees: Start looking for a job with a reputable employer! This is more than enough for me to never fly Delta Airlines again.

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