JetBlue ‘Disappointed’ as Flight Attendants Vote to Join Union

By Paul Riegler on 17 April 2018
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DSC_0264Flight attendants at JetBlue Airways voted overwhelmingly in favor of joining a union, according to results of a vote made public Tuesday.

Two-thirds of the airline’s 5,000 cabin crewmembers voted to have the Transport Workers Union represent the inflight workforce.

“This historic victory is yet another example of the tide turning in America as workers continue to lock arms and fight back to defend their livelihoods,” said John Samuelsen, the union’s president, in a statement.

The airline said it was “disappointed” with the outcome. “We believe the directly relationship is superior to third-party representation,” it said in a statement.

The union plans to immediately begin contract negotiations with the airline, it said, although both sides must wait until the National Mediation Board authorizes the TWU as the representative body for JetBlue’s flight attendants.

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