JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) has issued a statement in response to the unionization vote among JetBlue´s 5,000 inflight crewmembers in which the crewmembers who voted elected to have the Transport Workers Union (TWU) represent them:
“While we respect the outcome of the election, we are disappointed in this result because we believe the direct relationship is superior to third-party representation. Our crewmembers remain at the heart of the JetBlue experience and we value all they do to provide that experience to our customers. As we move forward, we will work to come together around our mission to inspire humanity that has set JetBlue apart from other airlines since day one.
“Once the National Mediation Board authorizes the TWU as the representative body for JetBlue inflight crewmembers, both JetBlue and TWU will organize negotiating committees.”
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