January 13, 2017
AMFA Negotiating Committee:
Earl Clark – Director, Region I
Michael Nelson – Director, Region II
Bob Cramer – Airline Representative, Local 4
Craig Hamlet – Airline Representative, Local 11
Shane Flachman – Airline Representative, Local 18
Mike Young – Airline Representative, Local 32
Lucas Middlebrook – AMFA Counsel
Article 15: Wage Rates:
The above illustrations speak for themselves. With each day that passes, we continue to lose money. We have lost our standing in the industry due to the Company’s outrageous demands for concessions on our workgroup, which has worked tirelessly to ensure the success of our Company during a time of record profits. Demand that the Company negotiate in good faith and provide us the contract that we deserve.
During the last negotiation session the Company said it has not changed its position on ANY of the “must have” items, indicating that our Article 2: Scope concessions is their highest priority. Therefore, at the suggestion of the Mediator and to utilize our negotiation sessions as efficiently as possible, we will continue working through Maintenance Control and Technical Instructor issues until such time that the Company has the desire to move off its “must have” items and recognize the huge movement we have made regarding ALL of their items.
Although we must resolve the issues for these groups prior to a ratification vote, our preference is to finish the body of the Collective Bargaining Agreement first, but the Company is again unresponsive to that plan. Please contact your representative if you have any questions.
Your Negotiating Committee