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
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
Unfortunately we must inform you that the Tentative Agreement between Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) and JetBlue Airways did not ratify. Although, this was not the result your Negotiating Team was looking for, the In-Flight Crewmembers have spoken and we will return to negotiating with JetBlue management. Read more
Dear Sisters & Brothers:
Tomorrow at 12:00 pm EST we have a chance to shock the labor world by ratifying a contract in a time no one could have ever expected. As we look around the airline and the travel industry, our world remains upside down and in great turmoil. Even with the news of a vaccine on the horizon, it is clear that it will be years before the industry fully recovers from the massive debt it has taken on. While the decision is yours, the time is now to think how a contract in place will stop the company if the recovery takes even longer than the next few years most airline economists are predicting. Read more
We just finished our final TWU/JetBlue IFC TA Tele-Town hall. Thank you so much for all the insightful questions. We hope we were able to provide the answers you needed. If you have additional questions, please reach out to us, so you can make an informed vote.
One question we’ve received on multiple platforms concerns the 5-year duration of the Tentative Agreement (TA) with the 6-month early opener. Five years is the industry standard for Flight Attendant agreements at this time. The last agreements for United, American, Southwest, Allegiant, and Spirit have all been for five years. The only notable exception to that rule is Alaska, who negotiated a 3-year Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) when they purchased Virgin America. Read more
Our JetBlue Pilots at the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) work side-by-side with us every day to get our passengers safely to their destinations. ALPA released the following statement in support of the Tentative Agreement that our IFCs will be voting on in just a few days:
The Association applauds the efforts of the JetBlue flight attendants and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) in reaching a Tentative Agreement on their first contract, particularly in light of the challenges posed to our industry by the ongoing public health crisis. We support the right for collective bargaining and wish the best to all flight attendants as they proceed through the ratification process.
We Are ALPA
When I became an activist in the organizing campaign for TWU as our union, I did so because I saw firsthand the crucial need to bridge the gap between humanity and us, as IFCs. When I ran for the Negotiating Team for MCO, I did it because I wanted to continue fighting for us frontline souls who are often overlooked in this ever-evolving industry that tends to be dismissive towards workgroups that have no collective bargaining agreements to stand on. Read more
I just completed our most recent Tele-Town Hall with the rest of your TWU/JetBlue IFC Negotiating Team (NT), and one of the questions we received is one we have heard on every call:
“If we vote no for the Contract, can’t we just go back to the table and get more?”
The answer to that question is Read more
I wanted to thank all of you for the questions you have submitted to the Negotiating Team (NT) about the Tentative Agreement (TA). We are happy to help you make an informed decision about the ratification vote.
The NT has received several questions and a lot of feedback concerning the work rules affecting Reserves. The Reserve section of the TA contained substantial quality of life improvements, including the following: Read more
First of all, your entire Negotiating Team would like to send a sincere thank you to all of our IFCs who have served or are serving in our Military on this Veteran’s Day.
Your NT has just completed a Contract Ratification Tele-Town Hall. In addition to talks about guaranteeing the work rules that we currently have or highlighting the concessions the company wanted, we also received a lot of new questions about the positive gains achieved in this TA. Read more