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. AMFA is currently in negotiations for the L3 members.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association is a craft specific, independent aviation union. It is not an industrial union and represents only aircraft maintenance technicians and related employees in the craft or class in accordance with the National Mediation Board Rules and their dictates. AMFA is committed to elevating the professional standing of technicians and to achieving progressive improvements in the wages, benefits, and working conditions of the skilled craftsmen and women it represents.
Associate Membership is also available to aircraft maintenance technicians and related personnel not employed by an AMFA represented carrier who is actively involved in the aviation industry as defined by the National Mediation Board.
AMFA’s mission is to increase recognition of the aircraft mechanic and related class and craft and promote and protect our interests. One of the integral ways we accomplish this goal is to represent the craft before the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, and the Administration through precise, targeted, and proven methods.