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Negotiations Survey and COVID-19 Updates

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.

The state of New York recently announced that Phase 1B of New York State’s COVID-19 vaccination program, which includes airline and airport workers, has begun. While the vaccine is not mandatory, it does allow IFCs in New York who wish to be vaccinated to receive it soon. We have also received numerous inquiries from IFCs in other states about when the vaccine will be available to them. Unfortunately, in the absence of a federal distribution plan, vaccination priorities are being determined by state governments. The TWU has strongly advocated for essential transportation workers to be a top priority, after the most vulnerable populations, and we will continue to do so. Please reach out to your state representatives and request that JetBlue frontline employees who want to get a vaccination to protect them from COVID-19 are able to receive one as soon as possible.

We continue to receive reports of COVID-19 exposures, cabin cleaning irregularities, passenger misconduct, disciplinary issues, and fume events, but we are receiving them second-hand or from social media. We can only provide union support if we know about it. In addition to following all JetBlue reporting, please use the reporting forms available on the TWU/JetBlue IFC website to make sure that we are able to help however we can.

Please continue to fly safely, and take care of yourselves and each other. Together, we will make it through this.