Entries by Michael Arthur

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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 […]

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Call for TAP Members

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. […]

In Remembrance—Memorial Day 2021

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that was established to honor Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the liberties we hold today. While this weekend now marks the unofficial start of the summer travel season, we should never forget that Memorial Day was created to honor the brave men and women […]

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Hotel Committee Update—05-05-2021

As the only Union committee with a legal MOU between your Union and the company, we feel an even greater sense of responsibility to advocate for each and every one of you. Our committee is working each day on ways to improve communication, feedback, and sourcing of safe and comfortable layover hotels. We recently held […]