Delta Pilots to picket in Atlanta

Photo by: Delta Airlines - Facebook
Photo by: Delta Airlines - Facebook

(Atlanta, GA) -- Delta pilots are planning to picket at several major airports Thursday.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will be one of seven Delta hubs where pilots will pressure the airline for a new labor contract.

The Atlanta-based airline averaged around 200 flight cancellations-a-day last weekend, while staff shortages continue to be a problem as travel demands increase. Pilots have criticized Delta previously for record amounts of overtime already this year. 

The picket, which will last from 10 a.m. to Noon, will occur at Delta hubs in Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Seattle and Salt Lake City.