Please take a moment to watch this video update from your TWU/JetBlue IFC Negotiating Team.

In solidarity,

Sonya Payne
BOS NT Representative
Stacy Bassford
JFK NT Representative
Dee Lozito-Klimar
FLL NT Representative
Brendan Moriarty
LAX NT Representative
Ernesto Gomez
MCO NT Representative

 

Please take a moment to watch this video message from your TWU/JetBlue IFC Negotiating Team as we prepare to return to the table today.

Negotiations are scheduled through March 11, and we will update you on our progress. Read more

We are pleased to announce that your TWU/JetBlue IFC Negotiating Team will resume negotiations with JetBlue Management by videoconference next week. We will begin our meetings at 1:00 P.M., EST on March 9 and conclude on March 11.

We look forward to returning to the bargaining table, and we will update you at the conclusion of the session.

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 received some inquiries from IFCs asking us to release details about the survey. Your NT is actively using the results of the survey to determine our priorities in our return to the table. Since those results are the equivalent of our playbook to win a contract for our IFCs, we will not release any details about the survey that could negatively impact our position in negotiations. We will use the data you provided to develop proposals and fine tune our arguments as we negotiate our first contract. Read more

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 airline workers in Tennessee protested against the union’s support for the Civil Rights desegregation campaign, Quill’s response was to invite the civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. to address the TWU Constitutional Convention. He introduced Dr. King to the gathering as “the man who is entrusted with the banner of American liberty that was taken from Lincoln when he was shot 95 years ago. Dr. King’s life at this moment is in just as great danger as was Lincoln’s.” Quill added, “And he has to walk with care if he is to continue to lead this crusade.” Read more

The following Press Release was issued January 13, 2021 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA):

Federal Aviation Administration Adopts Stricter Unruly Passenger Policy Read more

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Negotiating Survey on the rejected Tentative Agreement. As promised, your TWU/JetBlue IFC Negotiating Team (NT) has hit the new year running with a thorough review and analysis of the survey responses. We are in the process of creating a comprehensive, issue-focused survey to gather your feedback and allow the NT to determine your priorities for when we resume negotiations with JetBlue Management. The survey will be emailed to this address in a few days, so please ensure that you have added surveymonkey.com to your whitelist. Read more

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, it also extended and expanded unemployment payments, provided temporary eviction protection, and would give direct payments of $600 per person to most Americans. Unfortunately, President Trump has not signed the bill, saying that the $600 direct payments should be increased to $2000. Read more

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 urgent letters to Joanna Geraghty and TWU International President John Samuelsen’s letter to the FAA and OSHA addressed many issues, which later became implemented, and some (including the suspension of the Blue Turn) which were denied. Our committee continues to monitor the daily reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and we field questions from our IFCs regarding testing, quarantine, displacement per management issues, and our Memorandum of Understanding—an agreement we made regarding COVID-19—which spells out the JetBlue direction we take when exposed or ill. Read more

Earlier today, TWU International Administrative Vice President and Air Division Director, Mike Mayes, announced that the TWU/JetBlue Tentative Agreement (TA) was not ratified. We have attached the numbers and percentages from BallotPoint, the secure election company who conducted the ratification vote. Read more