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      Member Rights

      .Member rights, that is something ALL members should take into consideration always during employment at Southwest. These rights are provided for all us in our current agreement, and despite the prolonged negotiations, they remain in TACT, until our contract is amended. Articles in our contract that pertain to these rights are: Article 25; Union Representation, Article 26; Union Security, and Article 31; Grievance Procedure. The contract can be found on our website; www.amfa4.com, under the Member Resources tab.
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      Download: weingarten[1].pdf

      AMFA/SWA Negotiation Update #58

      The Negotiating Committee is providing this update to the AMFA Membership at Southwest Airlines. This report is the only official authorized source of negotiating communications by the Committee. We concluded this week’s mediated session working diligently as a Committee in an effort to finalize a counterproposal to the comprehensive proposal the Company delivered earlier this week.
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      Download: 20170623_SWA_AMT_Update_58[1].pdf

      AMFA/SWA Negotiation Update #57

      The Negotiating Committee is providing this update to the AMFA Membership at Southwest Airlines. This report is the only official authorized source of negotiating communications by the Committee. We commenced a three-day mediated negotiation session today in Dallas, TX.  We spent the morning and early afternoon working with the Mediator in an effort to reach a compromise on Article 2
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      Download: 20170620_SWA_AMT_Update_57[2].pdf

      The AMT Skilled or Unskilled?

      The Aircraft Maintenance Technician: Skilled or Unskilled? By Justin Madden, Legislative Affairs Director June 12, 2017 There is a misleading issue that permeates our craft and threatens to keep the focus away from moving forward if not addressed properly.
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      Download: The AMT Skilled or Unskilled Ltrhd 20170612[2].pdf

      MDW Area Rep Special Election Results

      MDW Area Rep Special Election This special election is being held to select the MDW Area Representative for the unexpired term in accordance with Local 4 Bylaws, Article V, Section C, Paragraph 1. The term for this position will commence on 06/01/2017. The MDW Area Representative will represent AMFA Local 4 members in the following cities: MDW, MKE, MCI, and STL.
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      The AMFA Negotiating Committee will begin issuing Fact Sheets pertaining to the AMFA-SWA Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Contract Negotiations. We will start this Fact Sheet series by listing the articles and items that remain to be resolved:
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      Download: AMFA_SWA AMT Neg Fact Sheet 5 Art 15 Wage Rates.pdf , 20161101 AMFA-SWA AMT Neg Fact Sheet 1 REV1.pdf
      The 2016 AMFA Local 4 Officer Election Results are in and have been witnessed and certified by Ballot Point Services.
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      Download: AMFA Local 4 2016 LEC Election results.pdf
      . To: AMFA Locals and Members Re: National Director’s Monthly Update for May 2017 Date: May 31, 2017 Dear Members: The National Executive Council (NEC) continues our efforts to achieve the best communication practices to reach you. Communication has been a top priority for the past several months, and a system-wide quest to update member contact information at both the Local and National levels is ongoing. The tools are in place for our members to acquire updates and receive push notifications regarding current events throughout the Association. We are also using social media to increase visibility via Facebook-live and Twitter. Negotiation updates and other news are archived on the carrier specific pages of the National website at www.amfanational.org
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      Download: 201705 ND_Monthly_Update_Oestreich2[1].pdf
      Awareness has been raised regarding damage to cargo panels as there are several maintenance documents that direct Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) to inspect the cargo compartment panels for damage. The primary concern when inspecting these panels is the aspect of fire containment. The Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) gives damage limitations and should be consulted when investigating any damage that has been noted. At Southwest there are maximum damage limits within the B737NG AMM for damage that may be repaired. Attention to tape condition is also important in sealing the cargo compartments to minimize the oxygen amount.
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      Download: 20170214_Compliance_Reminder_Misc[1].pdf
      August 1, 2016 – On the heels of the Southwest Airlines historic system meltdown, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) has joined with the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA) in conducting a vote of “No Confidence” in SWA Executives, particularly its Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly and Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven.
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      Download: SWA Vote of No Confidence Aug 2016[1].pdf
      Dear AMFA–SWA Members: As you know, AMFA is currently engaged in collective bargaining with Southwest Airlines pursuant to the Railway Labor Act (RLA). The RLA mandates that the parties are required to refrain from “self help” until released by the National Mediation Board (“NMB”) from mediation and a thirty-day cooling off period has expired. This means that during the negotiating process Southwest is prohibited from initiating a lockout or unilaterally changing the terms of our collective bargaining agreement. Southwest is also prohibited from implementing a divide and conquer strategy based on direct negotiations with our members. Based on our determination that Southwest has violated its legal obligation in this regard, we have commenced litigation against the carrier in federal court.
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      Download: Nat Dir to SWA Mmbrs - 2-11-17.pdf
      AMFA is proud to introduce the New AMFA Smart Phone App! Here you'll find the latest news, updates, and relevant information regarding the Association including the Facebook and Twitter feeds. The AMFA App is available in both Apple and Android formats. To download the app click here from your smartphone or navigate to the following from your smartphones browser http://apps.unionactive.
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      The AMFA Negotiating Committee will begin issuing Fact Sheets pertaining to the AMFA-SWA Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Contract Negotiations. We will start this Fact Sheet series by listing the articles and items that remain to be resolved:
      Read More...
      Download: AMFA_SWA AMT Neg Fact Sheet 5 Art 15 Wage Rates.pdf , 20161101 AMFA-SWA AMT Neg Fact Sheet 1 REV1.pdf
      The 2016 AMFA Local 4 Officer Election Results are in and have been witnessed and certified by Ballot Point Services.
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      Download: AMFA Local 4 2016 LEC Election results.pdf
      . To: AMFA Locals and Members Re: National Director’s Monthly Update for May 2017 Date: May 31, 2017 Dear Members: The National Executive Council (NEC) continues our efforts to achieve the best communication practices to reach you. Communication has been a top priority for the past several months, and a system-wide quest to update member contact information at both the Local and National levels is ongoing. The tools are in place for our members to acquire updates and receive push notifications regarding current events throughout the Association. We are also using social media to increase visibility via Facebook-live and Twitter. Negotiation updates and other news are archived on the carrier specific pages of the National website at www.amfanational.org
      Read More...
      Download: 201705 ND_Monthly_Update_Oestreich2[1].pdf
      Awareness has been raised regarding damage to cargo panels as there are several maintenance documents that direct Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) to inspect the cargo compartment panels for damage. The primary concern when inspecting these panels is the aspect of fire containment. The Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) gives damage limitations and should be consulted when investigating any damage that has been noted. At Southwest there are maximum damage limits within the B737NG AMM for damage that may be repaired. Attention to tape condition is also important in sealing the cargo compartments to minimize the oxygen amount.
      Read More...
      Download: 20170214_Compliance_Reminder_Misc[1].pdf
      August 1, 2016 – On the heels of the Southwest Airlines historic system meltdown, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) has joined with the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA) in conducting a vote of “No Confidence” in SWA Executives, particularly its Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly and Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven.
      Read More...
      Download: SWA Vote of No Confidence Aug 2016[1].pdf
      Dear AMFA–SWA Members: As you know, AMFA is currently engaged in collective bargaining with Southwest Airlines pursuant to the Railway Labor Act (RLA). The RLA mandates that the parties are required to refrain from “self help” until released by the National Mediation Board (“NMB”) from mediation and a thirty-day cooling off period has expired. This means that during the negotiating process Southwest is prohibited from initiating a lockout or unilaterally changing the terms of our collective bargaining agreement. Southwest is also prohibited from implementing a divide and conquer strategy based on direct negotiations with our members. Based on our determination that Southwest has violated its legal obligation in this regard, we have commenced litigation against the carrier in federal court.
      Read More...
      Download: Nat Dir to SWA Mmbrs - 2-11-17.pdf
      AMFA is proud to introduce the New AMFA Smart Phone App! Here you'll find the latest news, updates, and relevant information regarding the Association including the Facebook and Twitter feeds. The AMFA App is available in both Apple and Android formats. To download the app click here from your smartphone or navigate to the following from your smartphones browser http://apps.unionactive.
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