June 8, 2022
Welcome Sun Country Airlines Technician and Related Professionals:
You should be extremely proud of your accomplishments thus far in becoming unionized. You all have been through a lot these last years, and we look forward to helping you control your own destiny and fix the many problems you have expressed. AMFA is honored to represent you at Sun Country Airlines (SCA). Following is a quick synopsis of what to expect next.
AMFA National and Local 4 (MDW) officers and representatives will assist the SCA membership as we negotiate your first Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). In addition to an AMFA-SCA Airline Representative (ALR), your Negotiating Committee will consist of National officers, legal counsel, an economist, a pension actuary, and a health and welfare actuary, when needed. Most of the cost for professionals for negotiations will be paid with AMFA National funds until your CBA is ratified, at which time AMFA Local 4 will resume jurisdiction.
Currently, you have a SCA volunteer transition team in place, including an Interim SCA ALR who is the main point of contact for your group. The SCA ALR oversees the enforcement of your status quo work rules, pay, and benefits, and is a voting member of your Negotiating Committee. There is also an Interim Area Representative who assists the ALR on the floor as well as an Interim Shop Representatives who administer communications. In the coming months, Local 4 will call for nominations and conduction an election to fill these positions in accordance with the AMFA Constitution, Local Bylaws, and LMRDA. If you are an active member in good standing in this first election, you will be qualified to be nominated to run for these offices.
In the next few weeks, you will be receiving a New Member package containing an Application for Membership and a Dues Check-off Form, which will permit you to be a member in good standing, attend union meetings, vote on contract and letter of agreement ratification, and vote for Local and National officers and representatives. Until a CBA is ratified between AMFA and SCA, your AMFA Initiation Fee will be waved when you pay voluntary membership dues. Your dues will be used to support and pay for your SCA elected local representatives on the property and resources used at the negotiation table. Fifty percent of the dues collected will stay at your Local to pay for Local business expenses, including building rental, general membership meetings, office supplies, legal practices, grievance filings, union membership training, and arbitration and termination cases.
We thank you for your support. Be sure to call on us if you have any questions.