Entries by Michael Arthur

Negotiations Update from Gary Peterson—07-16-2021

This week I, along with International Administrative Vice President Mike Mayes, joined your TWU IFC Negotiating Team (NT), in New York, for their negotiating session with JetBlue Management. I went to deliver the message personally that the full strength and support of the TWU is behind achieving the first contract our IFCs deserve. Also, that […]

Message to Ed Baklor from the TWU

Earlier today I sent a clear message to Ed Baklor that our IFCs deserve more respect for the work all of you are doing. At TWU, we are proud of the incredible job you are all doing on the front lines during these unprecedented times. With the operation ramped back up to 2019 levels, nearly […]

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Negotiations Updates and Current Concerns—06-29-2021

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 […]

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Labor Unions & Airlines Urge U.S. Attorney General to Take Action to Protect IFCs

Recently, the TWU has seen a dramatic increase in disruptive, and sometimes violent, behavior in the flying public. As flying levels return to normal, these incidents are impacting the daily lives of our members. In order to address these incidents, a coalition of labor unions (including the TWU) and the airlines industry trade organization, Airlines […]

Juneteenth is Now a Federal Holiday

On Thursday, June 17, President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law, which establishes June 19 as the federal holiday, Juneteenth. Juneteenth (a portmanteau created by combining the words “June” and “nineteenth”), celebrates the day in 1865 that all black Americans finally received official notice from United States Army Major General Granger […]

Happy Pride 2021!

“Civil Rights are Human Rights” is a concept deeply rooted in the foundation of the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU). Social change often starts with pain, outrage, and action from marginalized groups. Pride is no different. We celebrate Pride in June to honor the Stonewall Uprising, which took place in June of 1969, […]

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Concerns Regarding Safety and Commuting to EWR Co-Base

Shane Rogers-Mauro, Chair TWU/JetBlue IFC Health & Safety Committee Our reserve flying partners based in JFK have recently been handed some new complications in their quality of life, their safety, their commute time, and even their wallets. Under the previous Tentative Agreement, JetBlue Leadership was prohibited from making EWR a co-base for good reasons, and […]