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 TWU International Vice President & Air Division Director Gary Peterson about TWU Air Division members’ priorities and concerns. Having officially taken office just about 56 hours ago, the Secretary showed that he is firmly committed to immediately getting to work with the TWU to ensure that your voice is heard in Washington and that all essential workers have a safe, stable job. Read more

Today, August 26, marks the official commemoration of Women’s Equality Day, celebrating the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which prohibits state and federal governments from denying women the right to vote. We know that the best way to guarantee equality in the workplace and pay parity is through a union contract. As we move into election season, please remember the importance of voting for labor-friendly leaders who will support working people. In honor of Women’s Equality Day, take this opportunity to verify that you are registered to vote, develop a plan to cast your ballot, vote early (if possible), and exercise your constitutionally-preserved right to vote in the upcoming election. Read more

This weekend, the U.S. Congress is working in Washington, DC to pass emergency assistance for airlines, who are experiencing historic cancellation rates and nearly nonexistent future bookings as a result of COVID-19.

Earlier today, JetBlue sent a message to all IFCs and asked you to contact Congress to request immediate governmental assistance for our airlines. This assistance is vital to allow us to continue providing the invaluable services we offer and to save thousands of aviation jobs. Read more

The COVID-19 situation is changing day by day, and the TWU is committed to providing updated and accurate information for our JetBlue IFCs on the TWU/JetBlue IFC website. We have also provided a dedicated form to directly address questions regarding this ever changing health and economic crisis. In addition to directly fighting for our IFCs, the TWU is also working at the international level to support our Members in every possible way. Read more

As many of us have personally witnessed, JetBlue aircraft have recently been experiencing a significant increase in the number of fume events. IFCs have endured emergency landings, hospital stays, and, in some cases, suffered career-ending injuries due to toxic fumes entering our cabins. Your TWU team has been aggressively working to fix this situation and has been met with nothing but contempt from JetBlue management. Leadership has gone as far as denying that these events are happening or that they have terminated IFCs for missing work due to illnesses sustained during fume events. The company and your elected officials need to hear from you about the importance of this issue if we are going to win. Read more

Please take a moment to call your member of the U. S. House of Representatives to register your support for H. R. 2474. This bill, also called “Protecting the Right to Organize” (PRO Act), was introduced by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA-3) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). PRO Act would eliminate right to work laws and modernize the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). It would strengthen the federal laws protecting a workers’ right to organize a union and enact serious safeguards against corporate interference in organizing campaigns. Read more

“Toxic cabin air” has been a consistent issue for JetBlue Inflight Crewmembers. Many IFCs have experienced cabin air events that have led to flight diversions and delays. We’ve even seen IFCs sickened in these events, and many of you have raised the the alarm to the Transport Workers Union (TWU).

The TWU has been fighting for the rights of all of our members to work in a safe environment while on the aircraft. We have safety reporting options in place for all of our members and an active and engaged TWU / JetBlue IFC Health & Safety committee working for you. The TWU has also engaged with JetBlue management about cabin air quality both in and out of negotiations.

The Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 is federal legislation that has been introduced by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative John Garamendi (D-CA). This legislation establishes education regulations and mandatory, federal reporting guidelines, which are important steps to ensuring we have a work environment that is safe for all of our IFCs.

The Transport Workers Union and your TWU / JetBlue IFC Legislative Committee fully endorse this important bill.

Please help us move this important legislation forward – click here and ask your elected officials to endorse the Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019.