Entries by Michael Arthur

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Information from Gary Peterson

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 […]

TWU Files a “Cease & Desist” Order Against JetBlue

This week the TWU filed for a cease-and-desist order against JetBlue with the Queens Supreme Court, regarding the unreasonable and arbitrary changes to the JetBlue IFC Dependability Program that we believe violate both the New York City and New York State “Paid Sick Leave” laws. Based on our reading, these laws require employers to grant […]

Twenty Years Ago Today…TWU Remembers.

On this day twenty years ago, the world was shaken by one of the most tragic events in the history of our country. The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) wishes to honor our colleagues and all of the first responders who were lost on September 11, 2001. We also extend our gratitude to […]

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TWU/JetBlue Negotiations Update

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 […]


TWU/JetBlue Negotiations Update—08-20-2021

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 […]