Special Note to Massachusetts Crewmembers Re: Massachusetts Earned Sick Leave Law
JetBlue is legally required to give you up to 40 hours of earned, paid, non-punitive sick leave this year. Other airlines follow this law, and JetBlue should, as well.
It may be a crime to count your qualifying absences under the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law as occurrences.
The law covers you, your spouse, your children, your parents, and other family members.
You do not have to actually be sick to qualify; the law also covers trips to the pharmacy and preventive care.
JetBlue is required to notify you of your rights under the Earned Sick Leave Law.
If JetBlue is violating any of these provisions of the law, they should be reported. If you have used qualifying sick time, and JetBlue charged the outage as an outage, the company may have broken the law.
IAM Reps understand the law, and are ready to talk to you. They can help you understand your rights, and help you file a formal complaint with the Massachusetts State Attorney General.