Your Negotiating Team (NT) has just completed a four-day bargaining session with Jetblue Management in New York. Your NT and Management were able to reach one Tentative Agreement on Language of Destination (except for the compensation portion, which will be negotiated during economic discussions). Your NT and Management also exchanged proposals on the following articles:

  • Commuter Policy
  • Training
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

We held a productive discussion on these open items, and they will be further explored at the next session. Your Union also finalized a letter of agreement to include IFCs on the Jetblue Hotel Committee.  

During the negotiating session this week, your NT had the opportunity to meet Edward Baklor, Jetblue’s new Vice President of Inflight Experience. While Mr. Baklor is not participating in IFC negotiations at this time, he did stop by to introduce himself.

Your NT also participated in an informal “meet and greet” at Hangar 11 in Kew Gardens after the negotiating session on February 13. The event was a great success, and your NT got the chance to meet with IFCs to answer questions and discuss recommendations for our historic first contract. The NT will be planning additional opportunities to meet together in the future.

The next negotiating session is scheduled for March 19–22 in New York. We have also scheduled the following future dates:

  • April 17–18
  • April 23–26
  • May 13–16

We are pleased to have these additional dates to meet at the negotiating table as we progress into important work rule and quality of life issues. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact your NT at b6nt@twu.org

On Friday, JetBlue leadership put out a memo stating that they were drastically changing their policy regarding passenger complaints: those complaints submitted to an Inflight Crewmember’s personal file would remain for twenty-four (24) months instead of twelve (12) months. The Transport Workers Union (TWU) International and your Negotiating Team, who had not been given any advanced notice of this dramatic change, received an influx of emails, texts, and social media posts from the Jetblue IFCs. To say the least, we were just as outraged as all of you.

We all worked hard behind the scenes to try to understand this change, especially since we are in the process of negotiating your first contract. We actively sought clarity from JetBlue Management. On Saturday, JetBlue leadership reversed their decision to change the policy and it will remain status quo.

Do you know what made this happen? All of you, standing as one; informing the TWU International and your Negotiating Team; and – of course – spreading the word on social media, were the reason for this reversal.

As we continue through the negotiations process, we cannot guarantee JetBlue leadership won’t change future policies, but this exactly why you voted for TWU representation; so you have a voice! When we stand shoulder to shoulder, we can overcome the greatest obstacles. The TWU is dedicated to defending your livelihoods and ensuring your safety.

Stay strong and don’t hesitate to contact the TWU International or your Negotiating Team with any concerns.

This week, your TWU IFC Negotiating Team (NT) completed a negotiating session with JetBlue Management in Washington, DC. During the three-day session, your NT exchanged proposals with Management on Occupational Seniority, Expenses, Attendance, and Union Security. Although we did not reach any Tentative Agreements at this session, we held productive discussions, and we reached consensus on some issues. The next negotiating session will be held February 11th–14th in New York.

Your NT and JetBlue Management did reach agreement on one issue that is very important to our IFCs. Management has agreed to add five IFCs appointed by the TWU to the Hotel Committee. We are excited about this collaboration, and we look forward to once again having IFC input on our overnight accommodations.

Your TWU / JetBlue IFC Negotiating Team (NT) just completed a four-day negotiating session (December 10th-13th) with JetBlue Management in New York. During this meeting your NT and JetBlue Management reached a Tentative Agreement on the Health and Safety Article.

We have now reached a total of fifteen (15) Tentative Agreements. We also held discussions with Management on the following articles:

  • Scope
  • Commuter Policy
  • Attendance Policy

We cannot release details of proposals or tentative agreements, because they are not considered final until a full agreement is reached; however, discussions remain productive and we are pleased with our progress so far. The next negotiating session will be January 22-25 in Washington, DC. If you have any questions or comments on negotiations, please contact your NT at B6NT@twu.org.

On behalf of your NT and the entire TWU, we wish you Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year.

Your TWU / JetBlue IFC Negotiating Team (NT) met with JetBlue Management in New York on November 5–8 to continue negotiations for our historic first contract.

During this meeting your NT and JetBlue Management reached Tentative Agreements (TA) on the following items:

  • Moving Expenses
  • Bidding

We have now reached a total of fourteen (14) Tentative Agreements.

We also exchanged counterproposals with Management on the following articles:

  • Health and Safety
  • Commuter Policy

In addition, your NT also presented a new proposal on an IFC Attendance Policy to Management

We cannot release details of proposals or tentative agreements, because they are not considered final until a full agreement is reached; however, we remain optimistic as we reach TAs on issues at every session and continue to have productive discussions as we work through the issues currently on the table. Our next negotiating session will be December 10–13 in New York.

We are pleased to announce that we will soon release our new, updated website to provide additional resources and information for our IFCs. If you have any questions or comments on negotiations, please contact your NT at B6NT@twu.org.

This week your TWU Negotiating Team (NT) met with JetBlue Management in New York for a three-day negotiating session. During this meeting your NT and JetBlue Management reached Tentative Agreements on the following articles:

  • Uniforms
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Savings Clause
  • Furlough/Recall

We have now reached a total of twelve Tentative Agreements. In addition to these agreements, we exchanged counter-proposals on the following items:

  • Occupational Seniority
  • Commuter Policy

Your NT also presented new proposals to Management on the following, scheduling-related articles:

  • Scheduling
  • Bidding
  • Rescheduling
  • Exchange of Trips
  • Bases
  • Reserve
  • Moving Expenses

Management is reviewing these important scheduling and quality of life articles, and we look forward to additional discussion at our next negotiating session, which is scheduled for November 5–8 in New York. We cannot release details of proposals or tentative agreements, because they are not considered final until a full agreement is reached; however, we are pleased with the progress we are making at the table.

Thank you for your ongoing support of your NT. If you have any questions or comments regarding Negotiations, please contact your NT at B6NT@twu.org.

In Solidarity,
Your TWU IFC Negotiating Team

This week, your TWU Negotiating Team (NT) met with JetBlue Management in Washington, DC for our second Negotiating Session. JetBlue IFC Negotiators Stacy Bassford, Ernesto Gomez, Dee Lozito, Brendan Moriarty, and Sonya Payne attended on behalf of your Union along with TWU Administrative Vice President and Air Director, Mike Mayes; International Vice President, Thom McDaniel; TWU IFC Coordinator, Carmen Gonzalez; TWU Executive Assistant, Karen Avants; and TWU Legal Counsel, Mark Richard.

During the meeting, your NT and JetBlue management reached Tentative Agreements on:

  • Disciplinary Grievances
  • Medical Examinations

We also exchanged proposals and counter proposals on:

  • Seniority
  • Commuter Policy
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Bases
  • Uniforms

Your NT and JetBlue management held productive discussions on the open items, and we look forward to reaching additional Tentative Agreements at our next five-day session, scheduled for October 15th, in New York. Your NT will meet for negotiations preparation on October 1–5 to continue developing proposals on Scheduling items.

Thank you for your ongoing support of your NT. If you have any questions or comments regarding Negotiations, please contact your NT at B6NT@twu.org,

In Solidarity,
Your TWU / JetBlue Negotiating Team

Your TWU Negotiating Team (NT) met in New York this week to develop responses on open issues and draft new proposals. During the three-day session, we discussed issues we believe are important work rules that affect our IFCs every day on the job. These issues included scheduling, bidding, and reserve. Your NT will reconvene next week to prepare for our next, four-day negotiating session in Washington, D.C. beginning on September 17th.

An involved and informed Membership is the key to a strong Union. Thank you for your support as we negotiate our historic first contract!

In Solidarity,
Your TWU / JetBlue Negotiating Team

We just wanted to reach out to you to extend our sincerest thanks for your commitment to organizing the JetBlue Inflight Crewmembers. This could not have happened without a sustained effort on your part, and your determination was what drove this campaign to its incredibly successful conclusion.

JetBlue management worked hard to minimize your accomplishments in this campaign, and the entire activist team refused to “take the bait.” You engaged management professionally and communicated effectively with your co-workers. As your transition period progresses, those skills will continue to come into play. Continued communication from you to your co-workers will drive the contract campaign to another successful conclusion.

Thank you, once again, for everything you did to promote the Transport Workers Union to your friends and co-workers. It was our honor to work with such an incredibly dedicated group of activists, and we anxiously await your becoming full members with the TWU.

In unity,
Steve Roberts
Transport Workers Union
Organizing Director

&

Sean Doyle
Transport Workers Union
Assistant Director of Organizing