Rumor: The IAM submitted A-Cards containing thousands of forged signatures in violation of federal law.
Fact: True. In 2015, the IAM requested an election to represent Delta flight attendants. At that time, the head of the IAM proudly proclaimed the IAM had signed cards from 60% of Delta’s flight attendant population, or about 12,000 cards. As the NMB verified the cards – part of the normal process of certifying an election – they said they had reason to believe there were cards submitted “with fraudulent signatures in possible violation of federal law.” In a letter after finding the forged cards, the NMB emphasized that the IAM’s filing had not respected the integrity of its election process and referred the matter over to the U.S. Department of Justice for investigation.