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Currently, Ground Operations Crewmembers are not protected by a legal union contract.
Although you have a legal right to organize your workplace, JetBlue has the power to fire you for any reason - or no reason at all. They may also deny you overtime, or send you away from your preferred work area... simply because they don't like you.
You have allies from other airlines that can do this work on your behalf - IAM Organizers. IAM Organizers from United, Southwest, and American are happy to print and distribute flyers or any other literature that you think might be helpful for your campaign to organize JetBlue Ground Ops. Choose a flyer from one of the archived catalogs, tell Organizers which station you need them distributed in, and they will take care of the rest.
Organizers are Here to Help. Our media team will do their best to create a customized flyer carrying your message. Organizers will also print and distribute your flyer at no cost to you. You will not need to help in any way, or reveal your participation to the company.
More than 130 Years. More than 700 Thousand Members.
Together, we are working to create better jobs, stronger communities and a more just economy.
To win this campaign, and to make a real difference for thousands of Crewmembers, we must all be deeply engaged and active. We are up against corporate leaders that are willing to spend unlimited sums of money to prevent us from negotiating as a group. They have the money, but we have the people.
For more than 100 years, Machinists have been at the forefront in the battle for Economic Justice and Workplace Democracy. Thousands of workers have marched in the streets, spoken out to policy makers, and have engaged the most powerful Company Executives in their very own board rooms.
This necessary and has made us the equals of Company Executives, Strong Providers for our families and welcome and respected within our communities.
The Issues that Matter
Welcome to the Machinists.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers is an Association of more than 600 thousand workers in the United States and Canada. Together, we create and operate the machinery that keeps our economy moving and that makes our military the strongest on earth. IAM Members also operate the railroads and commercial aviation routes that connect the world. The IAM is the largest Association of Airline Workers in the world.
What we believe in.
The IAM is the most democratic association of front-line workers in the Northern Hemisphere. We firmly uphold the democratic authority of workers and strive to make the priorities of rank and file workers as necessary as those of CEOs and investors.
We believe that the workplace is improved, not weakened, by a strong, committed and united workforce. Companies are stronger when the interests of workers, customers, and management are all respected and aligned.
We believe in Economic Justice for all, regardless of race, class, wealth, religion or gender.
We believe in Fundamental Human Rights for all.
We believe in promoting the interests of front-line workers, including protecting the dignity of work, creating safer workplaces and stronger wages. We work to advance our professions by expanding the individual and collective rights of all rank and file employees.
We believe that the front line Crewmembers at JetBlue and other workplaces create the wealth and profits within their companies. Workers should have a strong voice in helping to determine how the wealth that they create is dispersed by the company.
We believe that preserving and promoting the interests of all front-line workers depends on strong collective action, union activism and a collective bargaining agreement that can be voted on, and directly enforced by the front line workers themselves.