JetBlue pilots file for union representation

JetBlue Airways could soon lose its distinction as the largest U.S. carrier with no union representation. Pilots at the airline filed on Thursday with the National Mediation Board to establish an independent union that would bargain for about 2,000 workers. A spokesman said the pilots have "complete faith in our current company leadership," but that a union would help to "ensure that the career expectations of our pilots will remain intact regardless of organizational changes." JetBlue responded in a statement that it believes "a direct relationship with the company is in our pilots' best interest."

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