June 22, 2018
The AMFA – Alaska Airlines (ASA) Negotiating Committee has requested a system-wide referendum regarding a Transition Agreement and Seniority Integration Agreement Package. The complete text of these agreements has been emailed to each member’s company email address and is posted on the AMFA tab on the Alaska Maintenance & Engineering website. Read More...
June 19, 2018 -- We understand emotions are high during this time, but we again ask for your patience as the parties work to finalize conversion of the Agreement in Principle (AIP) to a Tentative Agreement (TA). Read More...
June 12, 2018 -- The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) supports the recently introduced legislation by Senator Claire McCaskill (MO) and the companion legislation introduced by Representative John Garamendi (CA-03) which raises awareness for the dangerous trend of outsourcing aircraft maintenance to foreign repair stations. Read More...
Happy Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day! This is a special day to recognize the skilled men and women who maintain aircraft with knowledge, skill, and integrity. May 24 was chosen for AMT Day in honor and recognition of the Father of Aviation Maintenance – Charles E. Taylor's. Everyone knows who the Wright brothers are, but not many know there was a third man who contributed to the first powered flight. Without Charles Taylor’s knowledge and skill, that airplane would never have gotten off the ground. Recognizing Charles E. Taylor for his impact on aviation allows us to remember how our craft began as well as our craft’s continued dedication to safety. Read More...
May 22, 2018 -- On May 18, 2018, AMFA and Alaska Airlines announced an Agreement in Principle (AIP) on a Transition Agreement to integrate the Legacy Virgin America Technicians into our current collective bargaining agreement with Alaska Airlines. The AMFA Committee is working with the Company to finalize the Transition Agreement language, and we should have the document ready to send out to you in the coming week. The full Transition and Seniority Integration Agreements will be emailed to each member’s Alaska email for review. It will also be posted on the Alaska Maintenance & Engineering website under the AMFA tab. Read More...
On May 16, 2018, Alaska Airlines (AS) and AMFA announced a Merger Transition Agreement in Principal has been reached to combine the company’s AS and Virgin America technician groups. “I extend my appreciation for the patience and professionalism during this negotiation process. Our Negotiating Committee worked tirelessly to achieve this Merger Transition Agreement with Alaska,” said Bret Oestreich, National Director. “It represents subsidiary enhancements in job protections and 401(k) for our unified members.” Read More... Download: 20180516 PR AMFA ASA Merger Transition Agreement.pdf
OSHA's Whistleblower Protection Program enforces the whistleblower provisions of more than twenty whistleblower statutes protecting employees who report violations of various workplace safety and health, airline, commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental, financial reform, food safety, health insurance reform, motor vehicle safety, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime, and securities laws. Rights afforded by these whistleblower protection laws include, but are not limited to, worker participation in safety and health activities, reporting a work-related injury, illness or fatality, or reporting a violation of the statutes herein. Read More... Download: SWA Supervisor.pdf
April 25, 2018 - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating last week’s tragic incident on Southwest Airlines Flight #1380 and our Southwest Airlines (SWA) Accident Investigation Team (AIT) Representatives are actively participating in the investigation. During the course of an active investigation we will not speculate or comment about the incident. Read More... Download: Emergency_AD_2018-09-51.pdf
February 16, 2017 -- Yesterday Southwest Airlines filed a lawsuit against AMFA National, AMFA Local 11, and several individual AMFA officers and contract negotiators. The lawsuit alleges that AMFA-represented mechanics initiated an overtime boycott and that AMFA and the other defendants failed to make “every reasonable effort” to prevent the boycott and/or bring it to an end. As a remedy, SWA is seeking wide-ranging injunctive relief that would implement judicial oversight of how you perform your maintenance work. Read More...
February 11, 2017 -- As you know, AMFA is currently engaged in collective bargaining with Southwest Airlines pursuant to the Railway Labor Act (RLA). The RLA mandates that the parties are required to refrain from “self help” until released by the National Mediation Board (“NMB”) from mediation and a thirty-day cooling off period has expired. This means that during the negotiating process Southwest is prohibited from initiating a lockout or unilaterally changing the terms of our collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Southwest is also prohibited from implementing a divide and conquer strategy based on direct negotiations with our members. Based on our determination that Southwest has violated its legal obligation in this regard, we have commenced litigation against the carrier in federal court. Read More...
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Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association
7853 E. Arapahoe Court, Suite 1100
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: 303-752-AMFA (2632)