April 6, 2021 -- We wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the progress we are making to get you the representation vote that you deserve and to set the record straight on some misleading claims that have been made by an increasingly scared and desperate incumbent union – the so called TWU/IAM “Association.” Read More...
April 5, 2021 -- We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy as we continue to navigate through this COVID-19 pandemic. We are cautiously optimistic as we continue to see the number COVID-19 cases decline throughout the US. Now that vaccines are introduced and several therapeutics are available for treatment, this may instill more confidence in public air travel. We are encouraged as we are starting to see positive trends in air travel. On Sunday, March 21, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened more than 1.5 million travelers in a single day — the highest traveler throughput in over a year. April 1, 2021, marked the 22th consecutive day that TSA checkpoint volume exceeded over 1 million passengers per day, a milestone also not observed since March 2020.
March 26, 2021 -- Due to the fact that we all work on airport property, which is federally controlled, we are required to adhere to the Federal Mask Mandate. If mask availability is a concern, please report this matter to your local safety representative. In addition to wearing masks, regular hand washing, using hand sanitizer, and social distancing are effective measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Read More...
February 8, 2021 -- Like many of their passengers, Alaska Airlines seems to be growing weary of Covid-19. Recently, Alaska Airlines began enforcing an ambiguous attendance policy in a manner never before seen — one that includes discipline for the use of accrued sick leave and lower thresholds for counseling or discipline than before the pandemic. Strangely enough, the new enforcement policy was put into action at the peak of the pandemic’s surge. This change in enforcement policy occurred while another special Covid policy mandating workers to stay home if they have Covid symptoms or were possibly exposed to the virus was in effect, coinciding with the CDC’s prevention steps and guidelines. The new draconian attendance policy enforcement is in direct conflict with the special policies instituted at the onset of the pandemic to provide additional protection and safety during these unprecedented times. Read More...
February 8, 2021 -- On behalf of the Management and Unions at Southwest Airlines, we respectfully ask your Administration to refrain from imposing any federal mandate to require a pre-departure COVID-19 test for air travel within the United States. We believe such a mandate would be counterproductive, costly, and have serious unintended consequences, including for millions of people who have travel needs but may not have access to testing resources and for the millions of people whose livelihoods depend on a stable air travel industry. Read More... Download: 20210208_GCK_and_SWA_Unions_Ltr_to_White_House.pdf
January 2, 2021 -- As you know on December 18th, we had completed the hearings for all three Expedited Arbitrations (AMT, App Tech, and FMT) for furlough protection. AMFA was to the point where briefs were due to the arbitrators starting next week. Read More... Download: 20210102_AMFA_SWA_ALR_Mbrshp_Update_7.pdf
December 18, 2020 -- In consideration of health, safety, and travel concerns as well as current state restrictions and quarantine mandates for many of our attendees and their families, the National Executive Council (NEC) has voted unanimously to postpone the AMFA National Convention indefinitely until 2/3 of the Local Delegates and Alternates have agreed to attend the National Convention or 50% of the delegation has been vaccinated. The NEC will gauge this 2/3 threshold by conducting a survey of the Delegates and Alternates. Read More... Download: 20201218_National_Convention_Postponement.pdf
May 24, 2020 -- The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) is proud to recognize the expert mechanics that make up our field on the annual AMT Day each May 24.“On behalf of AMFA members and members of our craft, we are proud of the AMTs, also known as aircraft mechanics, who use their knowledge, skill and integrity each and every day to maintain our country’s aircraft,” said AMFA National Director Bret Oestreich. 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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Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association
7853 E. Arapahoe Court, Suite 1100
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: 303-752-AMFA (2632)