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JetBlue Pilots Overwhelmingly Vote to Ratify Tentative Agreement


Vote brings the first collective bargaining agreement to JetBlue

JetBlue pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l
(ALPA), have ratified the tentative agreement, which now becomes the
pilot group's first collective bargaining agreement with the company.
With 98 percent of eligible pilots participating, 74 percent voted to
ratify the tentative agreement. The agreement provides significant
increases in pay, improvements to retirement, and enhanced working

"After more than three years of negotiations, JetBlue pilots now have a
contract that recognizes our contributions to this company," said Capt.
Patrick Walsh, chairman of the JetBlue Master Executive Council. "This
agreement is the result of hard work and the unmatched unity of the
JetBlue pilot group."

The pilots have been in negotiations with the company for more than
three years after bringing ALPA on to the property. In May 2018, an
agreement in principle was reached with the company, which was then
expanded into full contract language in June. Voting opened on the
agreement on July 6 and closed today at 10:00 a.m.

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world's largest pilot union, representing
more than 60,000 pilots at 34 airlines in the United States and Canada,
including the more than 3,500 pilots of JetBlue Airways. Visit the ALPA
website at
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