Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association Local 11
Safety in the Air Begins with Quality Maintenance on the Ground
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Representing members at Southwest Airlines
The following Local 11 Officers are up for election:
- Safety and Standards
Other Local 11 positions are also up for election:
- Appearance Technician Area Rep
- AMT Area Rep
The nomination cycle begins Monday, September 19, and runs through Friday, October 7 at 2359 CT. If an election is necessary, it will be conducted by Ballot Point and will run from Monday, October 24 through Monday, November 14 at 1000 CT
Click the link below for the official Election Notice and the nomination form.
Download: 2023 lec officer election notice and nomination form.pdf
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.
The Parties, on September 7, 2002, finalized a second TA. We believe this TA addresses what the survey indicated was the main reason for the first TA being voted down...
The AMFA-SWA FMT Negotiating Committee is providing this update to the Facilities Maintenance Technician (FMT) Membership at Southwest Airlines. This is the only official authorized source of negotiating communications by the Committee.
The AMFA-Southwest Airlines (SWA) FMT Negotiating Committee is providing this update to the Facilities Maintenance Technician (FMT) Membership at Southwest Airlines. This is the only official authorized source of negotiating communications by the Committee.
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 certificate. 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.On June 21, 2022, Local 11 assisted the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) with their informational picket. SWAPA is very appreciative of the time and effort put in by our members. AMFA only did two things for us last week. Your volunteers and picket teams did ANYTHING, and they did EVERYTHING. Thank you.
Dear AMFA Local 11 Member: Workforce issues, safety and security, our outsourcing crisis, and ever-increasing new technology make one thing certain: the aircraft mechanic and related craft must be at the table when the U.S. Congress makes decisions that affect us. We can’t assume or expect anyone else will be our advocate on Capitol Hill. AMFA political action committee (PAC), established in July of this year by AMFA’s National Executive Council (NEC), is dedicated to mobilizing mechanics for change…
Read the entire letter here…
National President’s Update
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