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      AMFA-SWA 2nd Tentative Agreement Ratification Referendum Notice

      AMFA – SWA 2nd AMT Tentative Agreement Ratification Referendum Notice The AMFA – Southwest Airlines (SWA) Negotiating Committee has requested a system-wide referendum regarding a Tentative Agreement (TA). The complete text of the TA was emailed to each member’s company email address for your review and consideration on March 27, 2019.
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      Download: 20190409_AMFA-SWA_TA_Referendum_Notice BBPost.pdf

      AMFA-SWA Reach a Tentative Agreement

      AMFA AND SOUTHWEST AIRLINES REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT FOR AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS CENTENNIAL, CO – April 3, 2019 – After almost seven years of negotiations, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) and Southwest Airlines (SWA) announced a tentative agreement (TA) on a proposed contract for the airline’s Aircraft Maintenance Technicians.
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      Download: 20190403_PR_AMFA_and SWA_Have_Reached_TA.pdf

      AMFA-SWA Memo: Tentative Agreement Finalized

      Subject:                        Tentative Agreement Finalized Following our announcement that we reached an Agreement in Principle on March 16, our Teams have been working to finalize the contractual language into an official Tentative Agreement (TA).
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      Download: 20190402 SWA_AMFA TA Joint CommFinal.pdf

      AMFA-SWA Memo: Update on Tentative Agreement

      After reaching an Agreement in Principle (AIP) on March 16, the Southwest and AMFA Negotiating Committees began finalizing the contractual language to turn the AIP into a Tentative Agreement (TA). By and large, this work has been completed, with only a few remaining issues. The TA calls for retro pay through March 31, 2019, and Southwest will provide AMFA with the final numbers around April 5. At that point, AMFA will determine how it plans to distribute the ratification bonus to each individual. The last remaining step is to combine all of the documents we’ve agreed to into one TA document for your review, and we plan to complete this work next week
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      Download: 20190322_AMFA_Joint_Memo_re_Update_on_TA.pdf

      AMFA - SWA Agreement in Principle

      After a week of mediation, including many long nights and early mornings, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) and Southwest Airlines have reached an Agreement in Principle (AIP) on Saturday, March 16, 2019, toward a new collective bargaining agreement. We are very pleased with the efforts of both Teams to find common ground on a new contract that is good for our Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and for Southwest Airlines.
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      Download: 20190316_AMFA_SWA_Joint_Memo_re_AIP.pdf


      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
      Dear Members: The National Executive Council (NEC) continues our efforts to achieve the best communication practices to reach our membership. Tools are in place for our members to acquire the latest news and updates regarding current events throughout the Association. In addition to our website and AMFA App push notification, we are using social media to increase visibility via Facebook and Twitter. The NEC also continues to conduct station and GMM visits throughout the system at both Alaska Airlines (AS) and Southwest Airlines (SWA) locations. Thank you for your continued support in this communication campaign
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      Download: 201903 ND Monthly Update Oestreich.pdf
      Cold Weather – Many of our stations are still experiencing cold temperatures, snow, and rain. Be aware of warning signs for possible hypothermia and frostbite. Dress in layers and be aware of damp/wet clothing. Utilize headwear as large amounts of heat can escape through the head. In addition to low temperature, wind and humidity are additional factors to consider when preparing to work in cold weather conditions.
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      Download: 20190308_Compliance_Reminder.pdf
      AMFA Leadership Cast Vote of “No Confidence” in SWA VP of Maintenance Operations Citing Degraded Supervisory Maintenance Culture and Pressure to Subordinate Safe Maintenance Practices as Reason for Vote Centennial, Co.
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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
      Dear Members: The National Executive Council (NEC) continues our efforts to achieve the best communication practices to reach our membership. Tools are in place for our members to acquire the latest news and updates regarding current events throughout the Association. In addition to our website and AMFA App push notification, we are using social media to increase visibility via Facebook and Twitter. The NEC also continues to conduct station and GMM visits throughout the system at both Alaska Airlines (AS) and Southwest Airlines (SWA) locations. Thank you for your continued support in this communication campaign
      Read More...
      Download: 201903 ND Monthly Update Oestreich.pdf
      Cold Weather – Many of our stations are still experiencing cold temperatures, snow, and rain. Be aware of warning signs for possible hypothermia and frostbite. Dress in layers and be aware of damp/wet clothing. Utilize headwear as large amounts of heat can escape through the head. In addition to low temperature, wind and humidity are additional factors to consider when preparing to work in cold weather conditions.
      Read More...
      Download: 20190308_Compliance_Reminder.pdf
      AMFA Leadership Cast Vote of “No Confidence” in SWA VP of Maintenance Operations Citing Degraded Supervisory Maintenance Culture and Pressure to Subordinate Safe Maintenance Practices as Reason for Vote Centennial, Co.
      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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