Entries by Michael Arthur

,

Hotel Committee Update and IROP Response

Over the past week, we have all heard the horror stories from last weekend regarding the lack of hotel accommodations and transportation. Being that we are first and foremost IFCs, we were appalled at what we saw transpiring during this predicted weather event. We’ve heard of the unsafe limo transportation issues, hotels not being provided, […]

,

JetBlue Management’s Unacceptable Counter-Proposals & Actions

JetBlue Management’s Unacceptable Counter-Proposals & Actions Last month, your TWU/JetBlue IFC Negotiating Team (NT) returned to the negotiating table with JetBlue management. After our first Tentative Agreement (TA) was rejected, we immediately went to work, surveying our fellow IFCs; reviewing comments and results; and revising language, to deliver a comprehensive proposal to the Company. This […]

,

TWU/JetBlue Negotiations Update—02-12-2021

Thank you to everyone who completed the TWU/JetBlue IFC Negotiations Comprehensive Survey. The response to the survey was phenomenal, and your TWU/JetBlue IFC Negotiating Team (NT) carefully considered your responses. We met virtually this week to thoroughly review the survey and weigh the results as we prepare to resume negotiations with JetBlue Management. We have […]

,

TWU Representatives Meet with Secretary Buttigieg

Today, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg met via Zoom with representatives from the TWU Air Division and other aviation unions. During the event, Secretary Buttigieg spoke about the importance of essential workers, our industry’s recovery from the coronavirus, and his priorities with the Department of Transportation. Secretary Buttigieg took the time to hear from […]

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) has a strong history of fighting for civil and human rights that began with our founder, Mike Quill. Unlike other unions, which often treated black Americans as second-class citizens, Quill was ahead of his time by insisting on equality for our black Members. In 1961, when twenty-five TWU […]