We are very pleased that JetBlue’s Pilots have chosen to retain their direct relationship with the company. We will continue to work closely with our Pilots and all JetBlue crewmembers to ensure JetBlue’s competitive position remains strong and our culture remains unique in the industry. We truly believe culture, an environment of collaboration and the company’s agility are key competitive advantages for JetBlue.
Today the company released another statement. Once again the pilot unionization efforts failed. Interestingly enough, however, the commentary from the company is a bit more snarky (at least to me).
I would like to thank all JetBlue pilots for their thoughtful consideration of the issues in this campaign, and for electing to retain and expand their direct relationship with the company. Now that the election is concluded, I look forward to getting back to the business of truly reinventing the traditional airline management-labor relationship, as only JetBlue can.
I don’t really care all that much one way or another on the union issue. Personally I’ve got no beef to pick with either side. But the management position this time does seem a bit more aggressive and confrontational to me. I am not so sure that’s going to work out well in the long run. I suppose time will tell.
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