Your TWU/JetBlue IFC Negotiating Team (NT) and TWU Ambassador Program (TAP) Team are hosting a Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, October 28 at 7:00, P.M., EDT. While our Union Tuesday events have been successful, we realize many of our IFCs can’t always attend due to work or personal commitments. Read more
Your TWU/JetBlue IFC Negotiating Team (NT) has just completed a three-day bargaining session with JetBlue Management in New York City. While we did hold productive discussions and reached resolution on some smaller issues, we were not able to reach final resolution on some very major issues that are important to IFCs. While we have made significant progress over the last few months, it is understandable that the issues most important to IFCs are the ones that must be hardest fought at the table, and we want you to join that fight by joining our TAP Team. Read more
We hope that all of our IFCs that live or whose loved ones live in the path of Hurricane Ida are safe. If you require assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out so that we can direct you to all available resources.
Regrettably, we have CANCELED our scheduled Union Tuesday meeting in LAX tomorrow and rescheduled it for Monday, September 13th. Our TWU/JetBlue IFC Negotiating Team (NT) will be in New York to meet with the Company to continue bargaining our first contract. We sincerely apologize for the short notice, but we hope you will be able to attend on Monday, September 13th between 5:00pm and 8:00pm to meet with your NT and TAP Team members. Read more
Your TWU/JetBlue IFC Negotiating Team (NT) met in-person with JetBlue management August 17–19 in New York. Our main topic of discussion was the Mint and TransAtlantic Qualified Roles article. Your NT has heard your many concerns concerning these programs, and we are working diligently to resolve those issues with a legally binding contract. While we did not reach a tentative agreement, we did make some progress, and we have scheduled an additional three-day session on August 31–September 2 to continue discussions with the company. Read more
Based on JetBlue Inflight Crewmember comments and feedback sent directly to your TWU JetBlue IFC Negotiating Team and TAP Committee, concerned JetBlue IFCs have sent an open letter to Ed Baklor. The text of the letter is below. Read more
We’d like to welcome you to the first of many Union Tuesdays provided by our Union Leadership. Union Tuesdays will provide an opportunity to get to know your TWU/JetBlue IFC Negotiating Team (NT) members, TWU International leadership, and our TAP team, as well as other TWU/JetBlue IFC advocates. We wanted to create an atmosphere that touched on our “FUN” company value, something that has been severely lacking at present, and give you access to individuals you may have only seen online over the past several months. We encourage you to ask your TWU leadership any questions you may have, and we will be sure to direct you to the correct answer, person, or resource as soon as we can. Read more
The TWU & TAP Steering Committee has heard of the new implementations of doctor’s notes over the critical coverage days. Unfortunately, in the absence of a ratified agreement which provides us a grievance procedure, JetBlue management maintains the unilateral right to make changes that can have a significant impact on our lives. The company can and will amend their practices as outlined in the Blue Book for business purposes, and the only way we can stop that is if we have a contract. Read more
Your TWU/JetBlue IFC Negotiating Team (NT) met with JetBlue Management in New York last week for a two-day bargaining session. Both sides exchanged counterproposals on Scheduling and non-economic issues, and we reached one Tentative Agreement on Probation. As we continue bargaining the remaining open articles, it’s important to remember that those articles contain the issues most important to our IFCs, and we are working to address them.
We are aware that as we go to the bargaining table to fight for a fair contract, JetBlue Management continues to shift the burden and blame for their operational issues onto the IFCs. If you have been affected by the Newark Co-Base, extended duty days, daily reschedules, the OBL “bait and switch,” or phone calls from Crew Scheduling in the middle of the night on your day off, you are not alone—we hear you. Read more
Your TWU/JetBlue IFC Negotiating Team (NT) continues to receive alarming reports from IFCs regarding the EWR Co-Base. We have received reports of ASB assignments that cause IFCs to use public transportation alone, late at night and early in the morning; rideshares that cost over $100; and long days without an adequate place to rest. In particular, many of our Reserve IFCs are facing fear and anxiety that is completely unnecessary. Read more
As our TWU/JetBlue IFC Negotiating Team (NT) continues to fight for us at the negotiating table, we’d like to introduce an IFC-led advocacy program that was formed based on feedback given to TWU. We recognize the need for education—not only as it pertains to our Tentative Agreement (TA) but to our Union as a whole. We need to understand how our Union works and empowers us, so we’d like to introduce you to the B6 TWU Ambassador Program (TAP) Steering Committee: Lyndi Howard (Chair), Jill Harris, Tyesha Best, and Elizabeth Smith. Read more