Dear American Airlines’ Mechanics and Related Employees:

On June 25, 2021, the National Mediation Board’s (NMB) Investigator issued extensive rulings regarding the challenges and objections filed by the TWU/IAM Association and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) to the December 4, 2020, proposed Eligibility List of American Airlines containing 13,211 individuals less duplicative entries. The Investigator’s Rulings determined that the number of eligible voters as of the November 6, 2020, cut-off date is 14,403. …


AMFA — Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association — is the only union 100% committed to representing airline mechanics and related employees at passenger airlines, including Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Airlines. Conversations with various AMFA local chapters have revealed concerns regarding the rapid increase of commercial air traffic. These concerns include maintenance of service standards, limited on-the-job and equipment/tooling training, maintenance of compliance, and pressure to take shortcuts or workarounds while performing maintenance tasks

The extensive early retirements offered at the onset of the pandemic led to a historic talent drain that is only now being felt by an industry…


Dear American Airlines’ Mechanics and Related Employees:

On June 25, 2021, the National Mediation Board’s (NMB) Investigator issued extensive rulings regarding the challenges and objections filed by the TWU/IAM Association and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) to the December 4, 2020, proposed Eligibility List of American Airlines containing 13,211 individuals less duplicative entries. The Investigator’s Rulings determined that the number of eligible voters as of the November 6, 2020, cut-off date is 14,403. However, the number of eligible voters for purposes of determining the sufficiency of AMFA’s showing of interest will not be finalized until after the NMB determines…


May 26, 2021

Dear American Airlines Mechanics and Related Employees:

We are at the six (6) month mark since AMFA filed your signed authorization for representation cards with the National Mediation Board (NMB) in November 2020, and we remain in a holding pattern awaiting the conclusion of the NMB’s investigation to verify and commence a representation election. During the course of the investigation process, AMFA continues to work diligently on your behalf to get you the vote you were promised and deserve.

Throughout the course of your grassroots organizing campaign and the ongoing NMB investigation, the TWU/IAM has recurrently distributed…


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…

AMFA National

We are independent Aircraft Maintenance Technicians committed to the highest safety standards. Safety in the Air Begins with Quality Maintenance on the Ground.

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