March 27, 2023 -- AMFA began Day 1 by presenting its first proposal on Article 4 – Classifications, which is the article that sets forth the different job classifications covered by the CBA and a summary of the duties associated with each. AMFA also presented a counterproposal to Article 3 – Status of Agreement, which deals with issues related to corporate mergers and sales.
March 21, 2023 -- On March 20, 2023, AMFA’s attorneys filed the Union’s response to briefs submitted by Air Canada and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (“IAMAW”) opposing AMFA’s request for certification of a bargaining unit at Air Canada of skilled maintenance workers.
March 13, 2023 -- The Parties held a bargaining session on March 7-9 in Fort Worth to continue bargaining toward a first collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for the Spirit group. The Company began Day 1 by presenting counterproposals to Article 21 – Grievance Procedure, Article 22 – System Board of Adjustment, and Article 9 – Seniority.
March 9, 2023 -- Your group agreed upon a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) prior to AMFA certification at L3. AMFA and L3 have finalized housekeeping items in the recently ratified CBA and have required signatures from both parties to reach a final resolution. Additionally, after much collaboration with both L3 Harris MAS (L3) management and Edward Jones Financial Group, we are finalizing the final step to complete the transition from the IAM Pension Plan to an L3-funded, individually directed Retirement Savings Plan. Thank you for your fortitude and perseverance throughout this process.
March 1, 2023 -- On February 27, 2023, AMFA’s application to represent employees at WestJet cleared an initial procedural hurdle after an Industrial Relations Officer for the Canadian Industrial Relations Board (“CIRB") issued a report setting out the Union's and the Carrier’s respective positions. AMFA has applied to represent the following bargaining unit...
February 17, 2023 -- The Parties held a two-day bargaining session on February 15-16 in Seattle. At the outset of Day 1, the Parties reviewed previously passed articles and confirmed the articles for which tentative agreement (TA) had been reached in the first session.
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.
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.
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).
AMFA was certified at L3 Harris Mas (L3) on October 18, 2022, and the Association currently represents approximately 60 L3 members who are a distinct, federally regulated trade group responsible for the repair and certification of the CC150 Polaris aircraft fleet, air-to-air refueling aircraft, and the Prime Minister’s aircraft.