The NMB has instructed JetBlue Airways to provide a list of potential eligible voters and signature samples for each employee on the list by 10:00am et on August 31, 2021. Then, over the next several months or perhaps sooner, the NMB Investigator will conduct an investigation to validate the authenticity of your overwhelming number of signed authorization cards by comparing them with the signature samples provided by JetBlue. The Investigator will also determine that a majority of the JetBlue Maintenance Controllers are seeking an election for union representation. Finally, when all previous requirements are satisfied, we expect that the Investigator will eventually schedule a Representation Dispute Election. If an election is held, a Notice of Election will be posted at JetBlue and detailed voting instructions will be sent to all employees.
It is important that you understand your right to select your representative without carrier influence or interference. Under the Railway Labor Act, “No carrier, its officers, or agents shall deny or in any way question the right of its employees to join, organize, or assist in organizing the labor organization of their choice, and it shall be unlawful for any carrier to interfere in any way with the organization of its employees…” The Carrier is not permitted to influence, interfere, or coerce employees in any manner in an effort to induce them to refrain from participating in an election should there be one. Alleged violations may be reported to AMFA’s Attorneys and/or in writing to the National Mediation Board, Office of Legal Affairs, 1301 K Street, NW, Suite 250 East, Washington, DC 20005.
We would like to thank you for placing your confidence in AMFA. We appreciate all of your hard work and would like to particularly recognize the diligence of your grassroots JetBlue Organizing Committee in collecting Authorization for Representation Cards from the professionals in your classification.
Additionally, we assure you that we will only present fact-based information about AMFA and our track record, so you can make an informed decision prior to your vote with the NMB. We encourage you to stay informed and continue your vigilance against any propaganda and smear campaign attempts that may be initiated by JetBlue Airways.
AMFA currently represents Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, and Southwest Airlines Mechanics & Related workgroups, including AMTs, FMTs, GSEs, Mx Control, Tech Instructors, and Appearance Techs;
Members elect AND can recall all Local and National Officers;
Members must approve any changes to AMFA’s constitution or bylaws, including proposed dues increases;
Members vote on all CBAs and LOAs;
AMFA negotiated for and represents two of the highest paid AMT groups among commercial passenger carriers: Southwest #1 and Alaska #4;
AMFA has open contract negotiations where member observers can watch negotiations, holding the company and their union accountable;
AMFA has established a hands-on instructor and legal training for all Shop Representatives and trains representatives for these positions;
AMFA has established a Professional Standards Program and trains representatives for these positions;
AMFA is member-controlled, and laser focused on craft-specific and related issues. We are honored by your faith in AMFA and promise to work hard on your behalf. We pledge to represent, raise the standards, and increase the recognition of the professionals that fall under AMFA’s representation at JetBlue Airways.
If you need more information, or you have a pressing matter, please call our offices at 303-752-2632.
Assistant National Director
Safety in the Air Begins with Quality Maintenance on the Ground
Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association
7853 E. Arapahoe Court, Suite 1100
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: 303-752-AMFA (2632)