Why would JetBlue Management change company policy - just because we banded together into a union?
Federal Law provides important legal protections and rights to workers that have teamed up, and formed a union.
Once we join the IAM, JetBlue managers will be required by law to negotiate a contract with us. They will have a legal obligation to negotiate in "Good Faith" with IAM Negotiators, made up of Crewmembers, experienced IAM negotiators and legal experts. This means that JetBlue will have to negotate a legally binding contract with us honestly, and fairly.
These contracts are legally binding agreements between Crewmembers and the company. They will secure and protect things such as raises, wages, vacations, holidays, sick time, health insurance, pensions, promotion rights, Roster Apps and shift trades, and many other things that Crewmembers need.
Once union negotiators reach an agreement with the company, we will have an opportunity to vote on whether or not to accept that agreement. Crewmembers may vote for or against the proposed agreement, based on how well it meets our requirements as a group.
Once the contract is approved, JetBlue will be legally required to honor the agreements that they made to us. If they don't, Federal Authorities will take action against the company to enforce the agreements with us.