JetBlue Pilots ‘Overwhelmingly’ Ratify First Ever Union Contract

By Paul Riegler on 27 July 2018
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IMGP5613 (1)JetBlue Airlines and the Air Line Pilots Association announced that the airline’s pilots ratified the tentative agreement that was reached in May 2018.

“After more than three years of negotiations, JetBlue pilots now have a contract that recognizes our contributions to this company,” said Patrick Walsh, who is the chairman of the union’s JetBlue Master Executive Council.

The vote was overwhelmingly in favor of ratification, the union said.

The contract is the pilots’ first collective bargaining agreement with the New York-based airline.

“I appreciate the hard work and dedication of both the ALPA and JetBlue negotiating teams in coming to an agreement that is fair for our pilots,” said Joanna Geraghty, the airline’s chief operating officer.

The agreement, which goes into effect August 1, 2018, includes what the airline termed “market competitive pay rates,” per diems and 401(k) provisions.

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