JetBlue Maintenance Controllers file Representation Cards with NMB for AMFA, the only craft-specific independent aviation union representing aircraft maintenance technicians.

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 Mechanics and Related eligible employees.

Currently, the maintenance controllers have no union representation. The JetBlue organizers said they expect having AMFA as their collective bargaining representative will strengthen their role and relevance as professional stakeholders at JetBlue.

“AMFA looks forward to working with these dedicated professionals to elevate their standards by improving their wages, benefits, and working conditions while strengthening and unifying their workgroup,” said Oestreich.

“It’s long overdue for union representation within their workgroup,” said Oestreich. “We are very excited for this opportunity to represent such a professional and dedicated group and we look forward to becoming their chosen union representative, pending a successful representation election.”

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The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association is a craft oriented, independent aviation union representing licensed and unlicensed technicians and related employees actively involved in the aviation industry. These technician and related employees work directly on aircraft and/or components, support equipment, and facilities. AMFA is committed to elevating the professional standing of technicians and to achieving progressive improvements in wages, benefits, and working conditions of the skilled craftsmen and women it represents. For more information about AMFA visit:

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