July 5th, 2012
Name: Louie Key AMFA National Director
Phone # (253)209-3255
Today, The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) filed with the National Mediation Board for Single Transportation System Status at Southwest Airlines as agreed to in the seniority and transition integration agreements on April 23rd and ratified by the combined Southwest and AirTran Mechanics and Related groups on June 21st, 2012.
This filing represents the next step for the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association bringing both groups together under the Southwest/AMFA negotiated collective bargaining agreement (CBA), which is one of the best in the airline industry. AMFA is looking forward to welcoming the former Air Tran technicians and giving them the long awaited democratic union they have been missing.
The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association is a craft oriented, independent aviation union. It is not an industrial union and represents only airline technicians and related employees in the craft or class in accordance with the National Mediation Board Rules and their dictates. AMFA is committed to elevating the professional standing of technicians and to achieving progressive improvements in the wages, benefits, and working conditions of the skilled craftsmen and women it represents.For more information about AMFA visit www.amfanational.com