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Delta remains non-unionized

Agents at Delta Air Lines ( DAL ) turned down the third attempt by its employees to unionize, likely the final such effort at the globe's second-biggest airline that is dealing with internal strife, the Wall Street Journal reports .

Only 3,638 voters of 15,436 employees who were eligible supported the measure, according to the National Mediation Board. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers will do without Delta's gate and reservation agents as members as 8,746 eligible voters cast ballots against the measure though the Association claims Delta tampered with the election process by intimidating voters.

"It's routine for unions to file interference claims when employees reject them. We strongly believe there is no basis for claims of interference," Betsy Talton, a Delta spokeswoman, told the publication. Her employer labeled those accusations "ridiculous" and countered with claims that the union employed "fear and smear" tactics.

Consequently, Delta remains the U.S.' only major carrier that is not unionized, which the Association continues to believe is exploitative.

"Delta Air Lines' continued illegal interference in union elections has once again denied employees their legal right to elections free from intimidation,'' according to an IAM news release.

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