For Immediate Release
AMFA Local 11 To Hold Informational Picket Near Dallas Love Field on July 22, 2016
AURORA, Colo. – July 15, 2016 – Louie Key, National Director of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association, released the following statement:
“On behalf of the Southwest Airlines aircraft maintenance technicians, ground support equipment technicians, plant maintenance technicians, maintenance controllers, facility maintenance technicians, and maintenance trainers, AMFA Local 11 members will be conducting an informational picket in Dallas, TX on July 22, 2016. "Our members deserve a contract that reflects our contribution, not only to the profit and image of the company, but also in the critical and monumental task of providing safe aircraft for the flying public.
AMFA Local 11 members will be joined by members from several AMFA locals as well as representatives of the Southwest Airlines Pilot Association (SWAPA) and the Transportation Workers Union (TWU) Local 556, which represents the Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant group. “We are not alone in our disappointment with Southwest Airlines management team and their handling of our contract negotiations, and are honored to stand with SWAPA and TWU 556 in a show of solidarity. Almost four years of negotiations is too long for our members to wait for a deserved contract in these times of record profits.”
The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association is a craft oriented, independent aviation union. AMFA represents licensed and unlicensed technicians and related employees actively involved in the aviation industry. These technician and related employees work directly on aircraft and/or components, support equipment, and facilities. AMFA is committed to elevating the professional standing of technicians and to achieving progressive improvements in wages, benefits, and working conditions of the skilled craftsmen and women it represents. For more information about AMFA visit www.amfanational.org.