TWU/JetBlue IFC News and Updates

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

By now, I would imagine all of you are aware of Executive Order 14042, which requires employees of federal contractors to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. What we also know is the order also allows for each worker to request a deeply held religious exemption or ADA medical accommodation. What we do not know is how each employer will handle the religious exemption or medical accommodation for those members who are unable to receive the vaccination for these two reasons. Unfortunately, we cannot determine if there is a contractual or legal breach until each employer announces how they will handle both of these areas of accommodation. At this time, this is the only accurate and fact-based information that has been made public. Read more

On September 22, IFCs on JetBlue Flight 261 from BOS to SJU had to forcibly restrain a passenger who attempted to storm the flight deck. Although the exact details have not been divulged to the Union, we have reports that an IFC was choked with his own tie and kicked in the chest as he held the passenger back when the pilot exited the cockpit. When the passenger broke loose from flex cuffs, it took six to seven flight crew members to physically restrain him using seat belt extensions and an IFCs tie. The passenger was arrested in San Juan and is now facing federal charges. Read more

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