November 13, 2018 -- In accordance with Article IX, Section 3 of the AMFA Constitution, the National Executive Council is conducting the annual survey of the AMFA membership. This survey is being conducted by the internet, and all active members in good standing may participate. Note: Any member whose membership dues, fees, and/or assessment obligations have not been reconciled is a member in bad standing and, therefore, is ineligible to participate. Read More...
November 7, 2018 -- This is a correction to Update #6 that was published on November 1, 2018. The enhancements that were tentatively agreed upon contained an error that could lead to confusion. The verbiage on 401(k) incorrectly stated... Read More...
November 1, 2018 -- Can you believe Christmas is just 54 days away and 2019 is just around the corner? October has again been a very busy month across the Association. I have looked back at all the station visits we have accomplished to date in 2018: 24 system-wide to visit with our Alaska Airlines membership, 13 system-wide to visit with our Southwest Airlines (SWA) membership, as well as multiple video conferences. Thank you to those who have helped in security escorts and acting as Driving Miss Daisy. Read More...
November 1, 2018 -- AMFA and Alaska Airlines met in Seattle, WA on October 22, 2018, for a one-day session to discuss an Alaska Airlines–Virgin America Transition Agreement. We delivered a Transition Agreement proposal, and after a lengthy discussion, we were very close to reaching an agreement in principal. Towards the end of our session, we asked Kurt Kinder to agree in writing that if this Transition Agreement passes, he will bring back the Airbus outsourced maintenance of “A” check and below to be worked by AMFA represented technicians as he has stated to this Negotiating Committee and to our members. Read More...
October 16, 2018 -- Last month the Aircraft Engineers International (AEI) held their 46th Annual Congress in Stockholm, Sweden. Aircraft Maintenance Technicians/Engineers from around the world gathered to address the business of AEI, including: amending the AEI Constitution; electing members of the Executive Board; attending presentations on a variety of topics; and developing strategies for responding to the pressures being pushed onto our craft by air carriers looking to cut costs, government agencies inconsistently enforcing regulations and a growing trend of “atypical employment” in response to a shortage of qualified licensed personnel.
Read More... Download: 2018 EASA Presentation AEI Congress.pptx
2018 Swedish Transport Agency Presentation AEI.pptx
2018 ECA AEI Congress Presentation.pptx
October 11, 2018 -- The AMFA–SWA AMT Rejected Tentative Agreement (TA) Survey concluded at 11:59 pm et on October 9, 2018. The AMFA–SWA Negotiating Committee had called for this survey of the membership following the recent rejection and overwhelming disappointment of the AMFA-SWA AMT TA. We would like to thank all of you who participated in the survey. Your feedback will help guide your Negotiating Committee to pursue an agreement worthy of the membership's approval. Next week your Negotiating Committee will be meeting to review and analyze the survey data and membership comments, which will be used to prepare a proposal to present at our next negotiation session. Read More...
October 10, 2018 -- In accordance with the terms outlined in Article 23, Wage Rules, AMFA and Alaska Airlines met on October 2, 2018, to discuss the second year Annual Wage Review of our current Agreement in Seattle, WA. Both sides viewed all data used for the review. We then conducted an external review of our all-in wage compared to our primary competitors in accordance with the Agreement. Read More...
September 20, 2018 -- As the Chairs of the AMFA Negotiating Committee, we want to follow-up on the tentative agreement vote results announced Tuesday, September 18, 2018, rejecting ratification. Read More...
September 18, 2018 -- Today, Southwest Airlines (SWA) Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) rejected a tentative agreement put forward for a referendum vote. According to the union’s National Executive Council, the group rejected the contract because the economic package overall falls short. In the next week, AMFA will survey the AMT group to confirm the reason for rejection. Read More...
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
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