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January 31, 2023 -- The votes for the AMFA – Southwest Airlines (SWA) Facilities Maintenance Technician (FMT) Tentative Agreement (TA) Ratification Referendum were tallied on January 31, 2023. Votes for this referendum were counted and certified by ElectionBuddy, and the results are as follows:
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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.
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January 7, 2023 -- The Parties held a three-day bargaining session, January 3-5 in Minneapolis to continue bargaining toward a first collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for the SCA group. The Company, at the beginning of Day 1, presented a counterproposal to Article 7, Training.
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December 16, 2022 -- As we near the end of 2022, we can reflect on our profound success this year. AMFA leadership set ambitious goals for the Association, and we can proudly say we raised the standards and increased the recognition of our craft in the aviation industry across North America.
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November 21, 2022 -- Aviation Safety InfoShare is a semi-annual (Spring and Fall) conference where safety concerns and best practices are shared in a protected environment. The overall goal is to enhance safety through the sharing of experiences and resulting improvements. Participants include government agencies, labor groups (aviation maintenance, dispatch, cabin, ground operations, air traffic, and pilots), university aviation departments, trade associations, aircraft manufacturers, domestic airlines, international airlines, regional airlines, corporate operators, and rotorcraft operators.
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October 17, 2022 -- AMFA and Alaska Airlines met to discuss the annual pay scale wage review on October 3, 2022 outlined in Article 23, Wage Rules for wage increase. The AMFA-Alaska AMTs and Related new all-in rate — which includes base pay, license premiums, line premium, and longevity at the top of each of scale — was set to $57.44. This equates to an 11.5% increase for each step in the Alaska wage scale.
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October 4, 2022 -- The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) is extremely elated and honored to announce the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) certified AMFA as the trade union representative, followed by an overwhelming majority representation vote of the Canadian aircraft maintenance engineers (AMEs and Leads), aircraft technicians and apprentices (maintenance group), and occupational support services (OSS) employees from L3 Technologies MAS at CFB Trenton. The group was previously represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).
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September 12, 2022 -- The AMFA – Southwest Airlines (SWA) Negotiating Committee has requested a system-wide referendum regarding an Aircraft Appearance Technician (AAT) 2nd Contract Extension Tentative Agreement (TA). The complete text of the agreement was posted to the AMFA National website for your review and consideration.
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September 8, 2022 -- The Parties held a three-day bargaining session, August 30 – September 1 in Denver to continue Section 6 bargaining toward a successor collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for the FMT group. The first day began with AMFA delivering counterproposals on Article 14 – Wage Rules, Article 15 – Wage Rates, and Article 24 – General and Miscellaneous. The sole issue remaining in Article 24 was new language requiring the Parties to meet and discuss reimbursement for the cost of training, tuition, and required books/materials if additional training is necessary in the future to obtain a required license or certification. The Parties were, after a short caucus on Day 1, able to tentatively agree (TA) to Article 24. However, despite productive discussion and exchange of proposals, the Parties were unable to tentatively agree upon either Article 14 or Article 15.
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September 8, 2022 -- AMFA and Southwest Airlines have been engaged in bargaining exchanges, held virtually and in person, regarding an extension letter of agreement to the Appearance Technician (AAT) collective bargaining agreement (CBA). These discussions commenced not long after the first tentative agreement (TA) was overwhelmingly rejected on July 1, 2022, and the subsequent membership survey determined what needed to be improved.
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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.
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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.
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May 24, 2022 -- Today is Aviation Maintenance Technician Day. AMT Day recognizes the contributions of Charles E. Taylor to the first powered flight in 1903. Working with the Wright Brothers, Taylor added insight that still impacts the aviation industry today and earned him the title of “Father of Aviation Maintenance."
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May 4, 2022 -- Many have you have received, or will receive, a mailer from the TWU, seeking your support in a card drive for a representation vote. This effort to solicit your favor has nothing to do with righting wrongs or representing you more faithfully; it is merely a desperate attempt at revenge.
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March 31, 2022 – House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio introduced The Safe Aircraft Maintenance Standards Act today, calling for unannounced FAA inspections of foreign repair stations, minimum qualifications for mechanics and others working on U.S.-registered aircraft at foreign repair stations, data gathering and analysis, and a conditional moratorium on FAA certification of new foreign repair stations among other essential safety reforms.
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March 18, 2022 -- It is well known that the “TWU-IAM Association” has failed to deliver on its promises to the American Airlines mechanics and related workers since its inception when U.S. Airways and American Airlines merged. This failure is not an isolated event, but rather a pattern that has unfolded over American labor history. The core problem, demonstrated time and time again, is that these unfocused industrial unions have put their own power and financial interests ahead of the workers’ interests they were obligated to protect. One compelling example of this dark history was the 2005 Northwest Airlines (NWA) labor dispute. Decades later, the International Association of Machinists (IAM), Transport Workers Union (TWU), and International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) continue to lie and twist the facts to rewrite history about the NWA strike of 2005.
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