Statement from TWU International President John Samuelsen on the court decision blocking the JetBlue-Spirit merger.
Jan. 16, 2024
“This decision ends a period of uncertainty for our members at JetBlue and Spirit, and both work groups gain in the end. We won hard-fought economic and work-rule improvements for our JetBlue Inflight Crewmembers while protecting our Guest Service Agents’ contract at Spirit.”
The Transport Workers Union represents 7,000 JetBlue Inflight Crewmembers. On top of regularly scheduled contractual raises, TWU recently wrested from the bosses at JetBlue an additional 17% in pay raises. The TWU also represents Spirit Guest Service Agents at Fort Lauderdale International Airport.