For Immediate Release
Contact: Bret Oestreich, National Director
Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association Announces Agreement in Principle with Southwest Airlines for the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians
CENTENNIAL, Colo. – April 11, 2018 –The AMFA Negotiating Committee reached an Agreement in Principle (AIP) with Southwest Airlines (SWA) for the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians on April 10, 2018.
"After nearly six years of negotiations, the parties have reached the stage where it is time for our members at Southwest to review and vote on a package produced by this protracted process,” said Bret Oestreich, AMFA National Director. “We will now work toward educating our members as to the contents of the AIP so that they can make an informed decision for them and their families.”
The Negotiating Committees are working together to draft Tentative Agreement language, which will then be sent to the National Executive Council (NEC) for a final review, and then to the membership for their consideration and ratification vote. A timeline will be announced at a later date.
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.