For Immediate Release
Aircraft Mechanics Support Restoring Safety in the Skies Act of 2020
CENTENNIAL, Colo. – May 15, 2020 – Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) National Director Bret Oestreich released the following statement:
On behalf of the over 4,000 aircraft mechanics representing Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, and Southwest Airlines, AMFA supports the Restoring Safety in the Skies Act of 2020 introduced by Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.). The creation of a task force to deal with the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on aviation and to contemplate the new normal is essential.
By bringing together aviation experts, including the aircraft mechanic labor voice, the industry will have a more complete view of what the future of air travel is and should be. The safety of the flying public as well as frontline workers, like the aircraft mechanic, must be considered in light of the current crisis.
AMFA encourages others to offer their support and looks forward to helping the task force once established.
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.