March 1, 2021
Dear American Airlines’ Mechanics and Related Employees:
On February 26, 2021, the National Mediation Board (NMB) Investigator Josie G.M. Bautista notified all parties of the next phase of investigation regarding NMB Case No. R-7557.
NMB Investigator Bautista has directed AMFA and the TWU/IAM Association to file challenges to the proposed eligibility list filed by American Airlines or objections with regard to any other matters and supported by substantive evidence and argument by March 5, 2021. Responses to challenges or objections by all Participants, including the Carrier, must be filed by March 15, 2021. Absent extraordinary circumstances, the Board will not consider evidence on appeal unless it has been initially filed with the Investigator by the above deadline.
We anticipate the TWU/IAM Association will make every attempt to prevent this election by any means necessary, including inflating the eligibility list submitted by the Company with other workgroups. Understand, AMFA has filed more than enough signed Authorization for Representation cards with the NMB to cover the Company’s submitted number of 13,213 potential eligible voters. We have been and will continue to work diligently on your behalf to get you the vote you were promised and deserve. The IAM/TWU promised you could vote on the Association and never delivered on that promise. AMFA is now working hard to get you that vote. We appreciate your support.
AMFA looks forward to the opportunity to unify and represent your group under one union. AMFA is a firm believer in keeping transparency with our union members because we respect employee choice. For further updates and information, please visit AMFA at American Airlines page of the AMFA National website.
Assistant National Director