Entries by Michael Arthur

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TWU/JetBlue Negotiations Update—02-12-2021

Thank you to everyone who completed the TWU/JetBlue IFC Negotiations Comprehensive Survey. The response to the survey was phenomenal, and your TWU/JetBlue IFC Negotiating Team (NT) carefully considered your responses. We met virtually this week to thoroughly review the survey and weigh the results as we prepare to resume negotiations with JetBlue Management. We have […]

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TWU Representatives Meet with Secretary Buttigieg

Today, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg met via Zoom with representatives from the TWU Air Division and other aviation unions. During the event, Secretary Buttigieg spoke about the importance of essential workers, our industry’s recovery from the coronavirus, and his priorities with the Department of Transportation. Secretary Buttigieg took the time to hear from […]

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) has a strong history of fighting for civil and human rights that began with our founder, Mike Quill. Unlike other unions, which often treated black Americans as second-class citizens, Quill was ahead of his time by insisting on equality for our black Members. In 1961, when twenty-five TWU […]

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COVID-19 Exposure Info & Relief Bill

As you may have heard, both houses of Congress passed a bipartisan, COVID-19 relief bill this week. The bill, which was supported by both transportation unions and employers, would have brought back thousands of furloughed airline workers, provided direct aid to pay airline workers, and prevented furloughs for the first quarter of 2021. In addition, […]

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Update from the Health, Safety, and Security Committee

Since last March, our industry has been challenged by the largest obstacle we’ve ever faced as Crewmembers—the COVID-19 pandemic. Your TWU/JetBlue IFC Health, Safety, and Security Committee, along with others from within the Transport Workers Union (TWU), has been working diligently to ensure our safety as IFCs since the very beginning of the pandemic. Our […]