For Immediate Release
AURORA, Colo. – May 11, 2016 – Louie Key, National Director of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association, released the following statement:
"On behalf of the Southwest Airlines aircraft maintenance technicians, ground support equipment technicians, plant maintenance technicians, maintenance controllers, and maintenance trainers, AMFA members will be joining the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA), and the Transportation Workers Union (TWU) Local 556, which represents the Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant group, for an informational picketing event at the Annual Shareholders’ meeting held in Chicago on May 18.
"We are not alone in our disappointment with Southwest Airlines management team and their handling of our contract negotiations, and are honored to walk with SWAPA and TWU 556 in a show of solidarity. Almost four years of negotiations is too long for our members to wait for a deserved contract in these times of record profits."
The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association is a craft oriented, independent aviation union. AMFA represents licensed and unlicensed technicians and related employees actively involved in the aviation industry. These technician and related employees work directly on aircraft and/or components, support equipment, and facilities. AMFA is committed to elevating the professional standing of technicians and to achieving progressive improvements in wages, benefits, and working conditions of the skilled craftsmen and women it represents. For more information about AMFA visit www.amfanational.org.