JetBlue pilots vote to join union; shares fall

JetBlue pilots vote to join union
JetBlue pilots vote to join union   

JetBlue Airways pilots voted Tuesday to join the Air Line Pilots Association union, becoming the first employee group at the discount carrier to choose a bargaining agent.

The union said in a statement it was notified from the National Mediation Board of the result of the month-long vote. JetBlue has about 2,600 pilots.

Shares of JetBlue were down about 2 percent on Tuesday afternoon on the Nasdaq. (Click here to see what the stock is doing now.)

—By Reuters