September 7, 2021

Dear American Airlines Mechanics and Related Employees:

Today, AMFA filed a Motion for Reconsideration with the National Mediation Board (NMB) in response to the NMB’s determination on NMB Case No. R-7557. The supposed neutral NMB investigation established that AMFA failed to support its [sic] application with the required number of authorization cards from the employees in the craft or class as set forth in 29 C.F.R. § 1206.2(a) of the Board’s rules. The NMB’s decision rubber stamped the Investigator’s Rulings, which determined that the number of eligible voters as of November 6, 2020, the cut-off is 14,403…


Dear Ms. Montgomery:

The airline industry, including Southwest Airlines (SWA), has experienced tremendous growth in flights this summer as people emerge from the Covid lockdowns. The problem has been that the available staffing to fly, attend, and maintain those flights has not kept pace with the growth in the daily flight schedule. To make matters worse, SWA Maintenance Tech-ops Senior Vice President implemented an entirely new Aircraft Maintenance recordkeeping and operational maintenance tracking system called Maintenix (MXi) that is painfully in disarray resulting in inefficient maintenance operations. This new system requires much more involvement than previous systems, and the steep…


Dear Captain Murray:

The airline industry, including Southwest Airlines (SWA), has experienced tremendous growth in flights this summer as people emerge from the Covid lockdowns. The problem has been that the available manpower to fly, attend, and maintain those flights has not kept pace with the growth in flight. To make matters worse, SWA Maintenance Tech-ops Senior Vice President implemented an entirely new Aircraft Maintenance recordkeeping and operational maintenance tracking system called Maintenix (MXi). This new system requires much more involvement than previous systems, and the steep learning curve is creating further delays. So far, there have been more than…


Centennial, Colo. — August 13, 2021 — Today, The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) is proud to announce that it has filed for union representation with the National Mediation Board (NMB) on behalf of the Aircraft Maintenance Controllers at JetBlue.

“AMFA is elated that this workgroup has placed its confidence in us as their craft specific union representation,” said Bret Oestreich, AMFA National Director.

The aircraft maintenance controllers, in a grassroots card drive in favor of AMFA’s union representation, collected authorization cards from more than 80% of the professionals in their workgroup that fall under the Craft or Class of…


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…

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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