TWU / JetBlue IFC Committees

Health & Safety Committee

Shane Rogers Mauro—FLL

Health & Safety Committee Chair

Nick Campanile—BOS

Health & Safety Committee Co-Chair

Elizabeth Buchner—BOS

Health & Safety Committee Member

Anthony Falcone—JFK

Health & Safety Committee Member

Elizabeth Ortiz—FLL

Health & Safety Committee Member

Pierre Legarreta—FLL

Health & Safety Committee Member

Abigail Reyes—MCO

Health & Safety Committee Member

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    Health & Safety Committee Updates

    The following Press Release was issued January 13, 2021 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA):

    Federal Aviation Administration Adopts Stricter Unruly Passenger Policy Read more

    Since last March, our industry has been challenged by the largest obstacle we’ve ever faced as Crewmembers—the COVID-19 pandemic. Your TWU/JetBlue IFC Health, Safety, and Security Committee, along with others from within the Transport Workers Union (TWU), has been working diligently to ensure our safety as IFCs since the very beginning of the pandemic. Our urgent letters to Joanna Geraghty and TWU International President John Samuelsen’s letter to the FAA and OSHA addressed many issues, which later became implemented, and some (including the suspension of the Blue Turn) which were denied. Our committee continues to monitor the daily reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and we field questions from our IFCs regarding testing, quarantine, displacement per management issues, and our Memorandum of Understanding—an agreement we made regarding COVID-19—which spells out the JetBlue direction we take when exposed or ill. Read more

    Effective today (8/10/2020), there will be no medical exemptions for passengers regarding the wearing of face coverings on JetBlue flights. The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) requested this change on July 26, and we applaud management’s decision to make JetBlue travel safer for all Crewmembers and passengers.

    In addition, beginning today, all IFCs are required to wear either the new face mask issued by JetBlue or the disposable surgical masks that are currently distributed in base or to passengers who do not have masks. No other masks will be allowed. Read more