For Immediate Release
Aircraft Mechanics Support Restoring Safety in the Skies Act of 2020
CENTENNIAL, Colo. – October 1, 2020 – Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) National Director Bret Oestreich released the following statement:
On behalf of the more than 4,000 aircraft mechanics representing Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, and Southwest Airlines, AMFA applauds Senate passage of the Restoring Safety in the Skies Act of 2020 introduced by Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and commends these Senators for their prudence and leadership on this issue.
Aircraft mechanics are front-line employees responsible for maintaining the U.S. aircraft fleet, ensuring its reliability, and thus the safety of the flying public as they travel to their destination. As essential workers, we are concerned with the lack of federal guidelines, and believe this taskforce is essential to the future of air travel.
AMFA urges the House to pass this bill and the President to sign it into law. We look forward to supporting 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.