May 7, 2021
We want to assure members that valuable American Airlines contributions toward your retirement will continue up to, through, and post transition to AMFA. We want to be very clear that you will not lose the vested pension benefit you have earned in the IAM National Pension Fund (“IAM Plan”) as a result of a change from TWU/IAM to AMFA.
A change in representation will result in a change in who administers the retirement program and the type of retirement plan American Airlines contributes to on your behalf. Regardless, American Airlines contributions will continue through this process. While…
Superior Fiscal Stewardship
At AMFA, we run things differently. Unlike other unions, we’re powered by our members, with every decision, especially financial ones, built to benefit our membership.
We’re streamlined and agile with our finances, allocating funds where they can have the biggest impact. And we’re always accountable and transparent to our members about where your dollars are spent and why. This includes our leadership’s salaries, designed to be fair and contractually aligned with what our members make.
It starts from leadership
To be true stewards of our members’ financial contributions, we don’t pay our leadership bloated salaries. We also…
CENTENNIAL, CO — April 20, 2021 ‑ The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) is happy to announce a new and unique aviation program designed to train transitioning military members and active-duty spouses in the important and valued craft of aircraft maintenance. The program is being conducted by VIPER Transitions, an organization dedicated to ending veteran suicide through counseling, comradery, and skilled training towards a rewarding career. AMFA is also excited to announce a $10,000 donation to VIPER Transitions towards the purchase of program tooling — an important and necessary component of our craft.
Started in 2018 by a group of…
Representation. For A Change.
For American Airlines mechanics and related ready take back control of their careers and their union, AMFA is here to offer true representation. Because at AMFA, we’re powered by our members.
Since our start in 1962, we’ve been constitutionally bound to put our members first. And we’ve made it our mission to promote and protect the interests of our membership. With our accountable and transparent process, we work to ensure our members are heard and served to the best of our abilities in the both the long term and day to day.
Our democratic process sits…
Unity in Craft.
This year, our craft has the unique chance to come together. By voting to join AMFA, American Airlines mechanics and related can unite under one singular union formed to serve a single craft and class and give members the best possible representation. With an end to competing union agendas, we can move forward together stronger than ever.
Almost 60 years ago, AMFA was formed with the mission to promote and protect the interest of its members, which has always been made up entirely of mechanics and related.
Everything we do is focused on our shared craft, with…
April 6, 2021
Dear American Airlines Mechanics and Related Employees:
We wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the progress we are making to get you the representation vote that you deserve and to set the record straight on some misleading claims that have been made by an increasingly scared and desperate incumbent union — the so called TWU/IAM “Association.”
1. TWU/IAM lied and claimed in November 2019 they had a “No Raid Clause” or an agreement with the AMFA NEC and that there were a “couple of dissident members spreading false narratives” that started organizing a true…
March 25, 2021
Dear American Airlines Mechanic and Related Employees:
AMFA has been granted a 7-day postponement to provide its response to the challenges to the proposed eligibility list of American Airlines by the TWU/IAM Association (“TWU/IAM”) which seeks to add roughly 2,000 ineligible individuals to the list of 13,213 proposed by American Airlines in an underhanded effort to dilute the significance of the cards you submitted calling for a union election. …
We started our first station visit in Portland, OR, on all shifts with AMTs and Aircraft Cleaners and concluded AMFA-QX AMTs face to face with the Redmond, OR, graveyard shift on March 11, 2021. After spending 8 days visiting Portland, OR; Boise, ID; Spokane, WA; Seattle, WA; Everett, WA-Painfield; and Redmond, OR, we received a plethora of great feedback from all members from each station in regard to current events. We have a plan in place to raise the standards and increase the recognition for the AMFA membership, but we anticipate there will be numerous CBA proposals and individual nominations…
March 5, 2021
Dear American Airlines’ Mechanics and Related Employees:
The TWU-IAM Association (“TWU/IAM”) has been widely claiming AMFA does not have enough cards to induce an election. The fact is, on December 4, 2020, American Airlines provided the NMB with a proposed eligibility list of 13,213 names and signatures. Subsequently, on December 23, 2020, the TWU/IAM, without invitation from the NMB, prematurely responded with challenges to the proposed eligibility list and began publicly claiming falsely that AMFA did not have sufficient cards to have an election.
It would seem that after further review, the TWU-IAM lost confidence in their…
Dear American Airlines’ Mechanics and Related Employees:
On February 26, 2021, the National Mediation Board (NMB) Investigator Josie G.M. Bautista notified all parties of the next phase of investigation regarding NMB Case No. R-7557.
NMB Investigator Bautista has directed AMFA and the TWU/IAM Association to file challenges to the proposed eligibility list filed by American Airlines or objections with regard to any other matters and supported by substantive evidence and argument by March 5, 2021. Responses to challenges or objections by all Participants, including the Carrier, must be filed by March 15, 2021. …
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