If we want a workplace that raises our wages, provides high quality health care insurance (even for part timers), and respectful supervisors... we have to be willing to fight for it.
These are the issues that IAM members have demanded, and won.
Persistent rumors that JetBlue is planning to outsource the JFK Bag Room demand a strong response from company managers.
Tragically, it is legal to arbitrarily outsource or lay off nonunion workers with little to no notice. However, if mass layoffs are coming, JFK Crewmembers deserve to have as much time as possible to prepare to find new jobs, learn about their rights, or join a union and fight the outsourcing as a group.
Please join us in asking JetBlue to put these fear to rest. Tell JetBlue to Answer: Will Work be Outsourced at JFK? SIGN THE PETITION NOW >>
Labor unions are groups of workers helping each other. Once these groups become strong enough, they can negotiate with the company that employs them to ask for higher wages, better working conditions and other items that are important to them. They can also work to improve their local economies, and support their surrounding communities, in ways that very few people could do alone.
Once an agreement is reached, it is written down into a formal contract. A union contract comes with legal protections and penalties if it is ever violated by the employer. The ability of unions to protect their members comes mostly from the strength of the contracts that they are able to negotiate.
With a union, every single worker can get a fair say and a vote in the contract that gets negotiated. This creates real power for working people that translates into better pay, better working conditions and respect on the job.