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AMFA Update on Representation Dispute for the Mechanics and Related Employees at American Airlines
Jul 12, 2021

July 12, 2021

Dear American Airlines Mechanics and Related Employees:

On June 25, 2021, the National Mediation Board’s (NMB) Investigator issued extensive rulings regarding the challenges and objections filed by the TWU/IAM Association and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) to the December 4, 2020, proposed Eligibility List of American Airlines containing 13,211 individuals less duplicative entries.  The Investigator’s Rulings determined that the number of eligible voters as of the November 6, 2020, cut-off date is 14,403. However, the number of eligible voters for purposes of determining the sufficiency of AMFA’s showing of interest will not be finalized until after the NMB determines the outcome of all appeals.

On July 12, 2021, AMFA appealed certain items of the NMB Investigator’s Rulings, which if accepted in the aggregate by the NMB would reduce the number of eligible voters for the purpose of determining AMFA’s showing of interest to approximately 13,406. Areas of appeal in AMFA’s submission include not including on the eligibility list certain deceased individuals who died before the November 6, 2020, cutoff date (two died more than a decade ago), former employees who have permanently separated from the Company and have irrevocably resigned, with certain limited exceptions flight simulator engineers, an employee working for another carrier, fleet service employees who are not preponderantly performing Mechanics and Related Employee work, and Crew Chiefs. AMFA has also appealed to the NMB a carrier interference “Poison Pill” issue.

Responses to appeals are due in two weeks, by July 26, 2021. AMFA fully expects that following the NMB’s decision on the appeals of the Investigator’s Rulings that the election for the Mechanics and Related Employees at American Airlines will be authorized and then subsequently conducted.

As we move forward in this process, “Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light.”  -- George Washington.

AMFA is always transparent with our union members because we respect employee choice and never forget that our power as an organization comes from you ─ AMFA Powered By Our Members. For further updates and information, please visit AMFA at the American Airlines page of the AMFA National website. AMFA will continue to work diligently on your behalf to get you the vote you were promised and deserve. We appreciate your support.

In Solidarity,

Gene Painter
Assistant National Director

7853 E. Arapahoe Court, Suite 1100
Centennial, CO 80112

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