The JetBlue Master Executive Council (MEC), represented by the Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA), commends JetBlue on yet another quarter of remarkable earnings—$211 million in earnings, which reflects a 12.1 percent increase from the second quarter of 2016.
Despite operational struggles, the results are indicative of the efforts or the 21,000 employees at JetBlue and the historic times we share in our sector of the transportation industry.
Despite JetBlue’s CEO Robin Hayes stating that the pilots are going “above and beyond” to assist the operation, the pilot’s contributions to the success of the airline have not been met with a contract that reflects the rise in market-rate.
Having begun negotiations in March of 2015, JetBlue ALPA recently filed for mediation due to a breakdown in progress at the bargaining table. A mediator has been assigned and the parties will continue negotiations in an effort to reach accord.
Founded in 1931, ALPA is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents over 52,000 pilots at 30 U.S. and Canadian airlines. To learn more, visit the ALPA website at www.alpa.org and the JetBlue Pilot’s website at www.jetbluealpapilots.com.