This day is not one this Local nor AMFA National, is responsible for, but as the Collective Bargaining Group for the Class and Craft, including Mechanic and Related, Facility Maintenance Technicians, and Appearance Technicians, is one we have to deal with. Southwest Airlines is solely the ones who have the authority to properly dispense the WARN Act Notices in accordance with; (WARN) Act, Public Law 100-379 (29 U.S.C. § 2101 et seq.) https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ETA/Layoff/pdfs/WorkerWARN2003.pdf
Many of you in this Local may have a received this notice both via email, and via first class mail, and let it be known this is NOT a Furlough notice, this is a requirement by the Federal and State Governments in accordance with the law mentioned above. Its intent is to WARN members that one MAY be affected by a furlough because of “bumping rights” and/or “layoff” with the language spelled out in our Agreement.
The SWA-AMFA Airline Representative (ALR’s) having been working and are continuing working feverishly to DEFEND your Agreement that took 6 and half years to ratify, and we should ALL continue to give them our support through this unprecedent difficult time we MAY face. I understand that one’s anxiety is high during this time, but It is important that we defend this Agreement and all of its language, and not concede, and stay strong and remain UNITED, TOGETHER, COLLECTIVELY!
I encourage all to continue to visit our website; http://www.amfa4.com, and National website; http://www.amfanatl.org, for the MOST up to date information, and not be misinformed by anything posted on ANY social media sites.