AMFA Organizing Drive to Replace Association

Discussion in 'American Airlines' started by TWU informer, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. V.O. Reason

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    If this scenario happens it will be totally unacceptable
    I agree we need new representation but to wait that long for gains that we deserve now is BS
    If AA wants to see the operation continue to erode this is a sure fire way for it to happen
    Contract Now
     
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  2. 1AA

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    What's five more months when it's been four years already gone by without a new deal? We have plenty of union members that keep saying wait because we are close to a new deal.
     
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  3. swamt

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    OK. Cool. Did not know for sure. Thx for the clarification.
    It's ok if they were previous management. We too had two groups that just came onboard with AMFA that were previous management and they are soooo thankful for coming over. Now they all have rules and regs to follow (both workers and management) where the co can no longer direct everything that they just want.
    Let them have their own language covering their work details, that simple guys.
     
  4. swamt

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    KEEP THE DRIVE ALIVE!!!
     
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  5. swamt

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    NMB Schedules Meetings
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    The Association leadership has pursued continuing negotiations on American Airlines with or without the presence of the National Mediation Board (NMB) with some limited success. After our last negotiating session closed November 15, we asked the Company to agree to meet this week. They declined.

    The National Mediation Board has announced scheduled mediation dates for the first two weeks of December. We will meet with NMB members December 4th and 6th next week and December 9ththrough 12th the following week.

    Our intention will be, as it always has been, to bring the best in industry contract to our membership. We are fully prepared to reach conclusion to these negotiations if the Company is ready and willing to step up to the plate and get it done.
     
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  6. swamt

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    AMFA now!!!
     
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  7. V.O. Reason

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    Because 5 more could turn into 10 or more and that is lost wages and benefits that will never be recovered
    I don’t get why that’s so hard to understand
    We are playing with fire here one big hiccup in the economy and you can throw any and all possible gains out the door.
    The election is next year and that always has a tendency to slow the economy
     
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  8. swamt

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    V.O. We all thought the very same thing here. Especially right at the exact same time frame you guys are at right now, 4 years +. The advantage we had was the entire membership (over 90%) filled out the survey that wanted scope and full retro as their number one priority, so this was the key to the membership being patient for as long as it takes. "Whatever It Takes" was our phrase. Yea it took 6.5 years but well worth the wait. If we did not hold out for full retro (and plus) it would have been very different.
    Stay strong, stay focused, and be proactive with the card drive. I have not ever seen so much energy around an AA card drive until now. Keep the momentum going, the energy is strong and powerful as you all will see as long as this is carried thru to the end. KEEP THE DRIVE ALIVE!!!
     
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  9. Buck

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    Many Planners signed before because no one was sure. I know some Planners were forced into a union and are unhappy. These Planners were also forced into the IAM Pension fund and are angry.
    To reiterate the conservative employees that pay dues to affiliates of the AFL-CIO and must not be aware of it.
     
  10. TWU informer

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    All maintenance Planners
    All maintenance Auditors
    All maintenance Trainers

    Are in Mechanic and Related craft or class
    And yes we need their signed cards also
     
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  11. swamt

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    A repeat post from the other thread but thought it deserved to be in both...

    I know most on here already know. This is more so for the newbies and the fellas that always follow and read this forum but never post as Fleetoffoot posted above.
    Just posting to show how transparent the C&C AMFA is. We just started our regular Local 11 Officer elections as well as our National Officers positions. You can see most are running unopposed, but had anyone wanted to run they would have been put on the ballot. Take notice that our top position National Director is also on the list of Officers for this election. This is what a transparent C&C union looks like.
    Also pls note the added info about the "National Convention Constitutional Amendments" are coming up. This is where the membership, YES the membership, submits proposals for amendments and/or changes to the AMFA Constitution. You know, the rules and regs of how AMFA is directed to be ran as a C&C Transparent Union.
    Also note the top leaders in our Local 11 Officers positions are also up for re-election, ALR and Pres.
    This is a regular cycle within AMFA's Constitution and can not be by passed or not followed. All our top National (International for you guys and your union) Officers as well as our Local Officers are all elected to their position NOT appointed.
    Hope this helps with some of the misinformation flying around.

    2020 AMFA National Convention Election Results
    The results for the Local 11 National Officer Nominations and Convention Delegates have been posted.

    • The Local 11 nominee for National Safety and Standards Director is Scott King.
    • Our Nominees for other National positions are as follows:
      • BRET OESTREICH NATIONAL DIRECTOR (UNOPPOSED)
      • GENE PAINTER ASSISTANT NATIONAL DIRECTOR (UNOPPOSED)
      • JAY JOHNSON NATIONAL SECRETARY/TREASURER (UNOPPOSED)
      • WILL ABBOTT REGIONAL DIRECTOR II (UNOPPOSED)
    • The delegates to the Convention are Kern Morris, Lee Rhame , Mike Stanley and Jeff Nichols.
    2020 Local 11 Officer Election Results
    There being no additional nominations for the 2020 Local Officer positions, Vice President Doug Collier, Treasurer Jason Goodman, ALR Craig Hamlet and Communications Coordinator Pete Miller will continue in their service to Local 11.

    2020 AMFA National Convention Constitutional Amendments
    Remember that if you have have proposed amendments to the AMFA Constitution , they need to be submitted by 2359CT on Thursday, December 26, 2019.

    Please submit your proposed amendments to Local 11.
     
  12. swamt

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    Here is just another movement by AMFA to get better hold on the aircraft maint being done outside the USA. No other union has worked harder or gotten the attention that AMFA has in Congress and other gov. offices.
    Just another look at how a C&C union really does work for and look out for their Aircraft Mechanics all over the place not just the airlines they represent. Great stuff for our industry as well as our Class and Craft...

    Press Release: The Safe Aircraft Maintenance Standards Act is a Huge Step Forward
    November 15, 2019 -- Today House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced The Safe Aircraft Maintenance Standards Act, calling for unannounced FAA inspections of foreign repair stations, minimum qualifications for mechanics and others working on U.S.-registered aircraft at foreign repair stations, data gathering and analysis, a conditional moratorium on FAA certification of new foreign repair stations, and requiring the FAA to a create an online repository for carriers to report heavy maintenance history by location and specific aircraft registration number, as well as other safety metrics.
    Read More
     
  13. 1AA

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    A darn good reason to sign a card.
    Article is from September of 2018.
    We been negotiating before and after this article. I feel the association is not really paying attention to the needs and importance of our profession.
    During the AMP drive of 2018 many said wait. This article was released about the same time. Should we still wait and see were this article will lead our industry or should we take control of it here at AA?

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/03/airlines-search-for-young-mechanics-as-retirement-wave-looms.html
     
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  14. Phoenix757767

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    I don’t believe AMFA National is supporting your drive. They haven’t ever put out anything official stating they were doing so. Can you show me anything official by Brett or anyone else at AMFA saying they’re motivated to take on the TWU/IAM Association?

    The AFA has raided the IAM Drive for Delta Flight Attendants and they haven’t shown any fear whatsoever of making it publicly known. They’re all in 100%.

    So where’s that AMFA all in showing of support? The crickets are chirping.
     
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  15. Phoenix757767

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    IAM and TWU already supported this when it first came out on September 19.

    https://www.goiam.org/news/territor...intenance-outsourcing-disclosure-act-of-2019/
     
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