Apr 17, 2018 | Press Release

Statement from NYC CLC Pres. Alvarez on Transport Workers Union JetBlue Election Victory

New York, NY – Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement regarding today’s Transport Workers Union JetBlue unionization election victory:

“Congratulations to the JetBlue inflight crewmembers who have just overwhelmingly voted in favor of Transport Workers Union representation. This historic victory was made possible through the tireless efforts of crewmembers who became rank and file activists, organizing their coworkers in order to exercise their right to a collective voice in the workplace.

More than 2000 of these new TWU members are based right here in New York City, and the entire New York City labor movement looks forward to standing with them and with the TWU in securing their first contract.”