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January 17, 2023 -- The Parties held a three-day bargaining session on January 10-12 in Dallas to continue bargaining toward a first collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for the Spirit group. The complete Committee convened in Dallas to bargain with Spirit.
January 5, 2023 -- The votes for the AMFA NKS Airline Representative and Member-at-Large Negotiator Election were tallied on January 5, 2023. Votes for this election were counted and certified by ElectionBuddy, and the results are as follows...
November 22, 2022 -- The Parties held a one-day bargaining session on November 17 in Dallas to commence bargaining toward a first collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for the Spirit group. Prior to this meeting, AMFA proposed a Letter of Agreement (LOA) by e-mail to Spirit Airlines that would have memorialized the status quo in compensation, 401(k) and work rules, created a just cause provision and grievance process, as well as a dues checkoff provision to easier facilitate the payment of dues to support collective bargaining. Simply put, Spirit said no to a short-term LOA that would have demonstrated its commitment to the hard-working AMTs while a CBA is negotiated.
November 4, 2022 -- AMFA National is calling for nominations from the membership at Spirit Airlines (NKS) to fill the positions of Airline Representative (ALR) and Member-at-Large Negotiator.
NKS_Nomination_Notice_and_Form.pdf
October 31, 2022 -- Your AMFA-Spirit Airlines (NKS) Transition Committee is in place, led by the Interim NKS Airline Representative (ALR) who is the main point of contact for your group. The AMFA-NKS ALR oversees the enforcement of your status quo work rules, pay and benefits, and is a voting member of your Negotiating Committee. There are also Interim Area Representatives who assist the ALR and facilitate communications on the floor. We would like to thank these individuals for stepping up during this critical transition period and process. There will be a special election in the next weeks to fill these positions. Please stay engaged and participate.
Application_for_Membership.pdf , 20221031_NP_Update_to_NK_Employees.pdf
October 21, 2022 -- AMFA National has called for a survey of the Spirit Airlines (NK) Aircraft Maintenance Technician and Related Employees. This survey is designed to help identify the group’s collective bargaining goals, direct the Negotiating Committee for the upcoming talks regarding your new collective bargaining agreement, and determine the best method of communications for your group.
September 13, 2022 -- AMFA will soon be starting the process of collecting contract proposal ideas from the AMFA represented Spirit Airlines (NK) employees in September. AMFA plans to serve a Section 6 notice to commence collective bargaining negotiations in late September and set dates to meet in the fall of 2022. For those of you involved in your first negotiations or for those who need a refresher, please refer to the following synopsis.
September 12, 2022 -- AMFA National will be accepting contract proposals from September 14 through October 13, 2022, for the Spirit Airlines Section 6 Negotiations commencing in the Fall of this year. Contract Proposal Forms can be downloaded on from the Spirit Airlines page of the AMFA National Website.
AMFA_NK_Contract_Proposal_Form_2022.pdf
August 26, 2022 -- CENTENNIAL, CO – The National Mediation Board (NMB) officially announced today that Spirit Airlines Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and Maintenance Controllers voted overwhelmingly to elect the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) as their collective bargaining agent.
August 25, 2022 -- You should be extremely proud of your accomplishments thus far in becoming unionized. AMFA National officers will assist the aviation maintenance technicians and maintenance controllers at Spirit Airlines (NK) as we negotiate your first Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). In addition to AMFA-NK Airline Representative(s) (ALRs), your Negotiating Committee will consist of National officers, legal counsel, an economist, a pension actuary, and a health and welfare actuary, when needed.
May 31, 2022 -- In a recent conversation, a Spirit maintenance employee expressed concern relating to a management directive that appeared to be inconsistent with the terms of the General Maintenance Manual (GMM). With few exceptions, an AMT must follow the terms of the GMM and all other applicable maintenance manuals.
May 24, 2002 -- We are in receipt of reports from Mechanics and Related Employees at Spirit Airlines that they have been subject to threatening comments constituting a violation of the “laboratory conditions” that a carrier is required to maintain during an NMB-supervised election. Specifically, witnesses have reported to us that, on May 18, 2022, Spirit Airlines Director of Maintenance Operations Control Vincent Giudice told employees that “unions are bad for you” and that, in the event a union is certified, “if you commit a fireable offense, we have no reason to be lax about it – you’re fired.”
May 10, 2022 -- On May 6, 2022, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (“AMFA”) filed an application to represent the Spirit Airlines’ (“Spirit”) Mechanics and Related Employees together with signed authorization cards from a substantial majority of Spirit AMTs. All signed authorizations are treated as confidential by the federal government and are not subject to release.
May 7, 2022 -- The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) is honored to have filed an Application for Investigation of Representation Dispute on your behalf with the National Mediation Board (NMB) on Friday, May 6, 2022. Now that the cards have been filed, we wanted to give you a brief overview of the NMB investigation process and what to expect next.
May 6, 2022 -- The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (“AMFA”) filed Authorization for Representation cards today with the National Mediation Board (NMB) on behalf of the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (“AMTs”) and Related Employees at Spirit Airlines. “AMFA is thrilled the AMTs and Related Employees at Spirit Airlines have placed their faith in us to act as their union representative,” said Bret Oestreich, AMFA National President. “Their confidence in our abilities to represent them is evidenced by AMFA now having signed authorization cards from significantly more than 50% of the craft or class at Spirit Airlines. In fact, the number of signed authorization cards filed by AMFA is sufficient to be a majority of the craft or class at a combined Spirit-Frontier carrier.
With Spirit Airlines facing the possibility of a merger or acquisition, having union representation is more important than ever. Why? Because a seniority integration process is in your future; a process that will impact every aspect of your working life: access to travel benefits, your shift and days off, the station where you work, and - in the event of furloughs - your job security.
April 7, 2022 -- We’re honored and we want to thank you for placing your confidence in the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA). Your grassroots organizing efforts and collection of Authorization for Representation cards in favor of AMFA is still ongoing with favorable interest and results. We have written to you before about the career impacts arising from the merger of two carriers and most of you responded – AMFA now has signed authorization cards from over 50% of the Aviation Maintenance Technicians of Spirit Airlines. In fact, the number of cards signed by Spirit AMTs would constitute a majority of AMTs at a combined Spirit-Frontier carrier.
February 21, 2020 -- First, I would like to thank you for placing your confidence in the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA). Your grassroots organizing efforts and collection of Authorization for Representation cards from your workgroup in favor of AMFA is still ongoing with favorable interest and results. We are honored and promise to work hard on your behalf if you continue to collect Authorization for Representation cards under the Railway Labor Act (RLA) and should you choose AMFA as your collective bargaining agent when the times come to vote.
Authorization_card.pdf
December 11, 2019 -- On the heels of having won its representational election at Horizon Air, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) announced that a union card drive has begun at Spirit Airlines — the self-proclaimed ultra-low-cost carrier headquartered in Miramar, Florida. While it is unusual for AMFA to publicize card drive initiatives, given that the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) at Spirit Airlines are currently non-unionized, it is important to build awareness that this significant initiative is underway.



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