AMFA fails at Jetblue

JimmyBop

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TO mechanics beware if AMFA starts courting you now that their poorly planned organizing drive of MCTs was just rejected by the NMB. They are desperate and will promise you the world.
 

WeAAsles

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AMFA again fails to understand the meaning of craft and class and is denied by the NMB​

February 23, 2022​

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Another Fail.​

This determination addresses the application filed by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) alleging a representation dispute pursuant to the Railway Labor Act (RLA), 45 U.S.C. §152, Ninth (Section 2, Ninth),1 among “Maintenance Controllers” at JetBlue Airways Corporation (JetBlue or Carrier).
For the reasons set forth below, the National Mediation Board (Board or NMB) finds that “Maintenance Controllers” is not a distinct craft or class at JetBlue but rather are part of the Mechanics and Related Employees craft or class and, therefore, dismisses the application.
CONCLUSION
The Board finds that JetBlue’s “Maintenance Controllers” do not constitute a separate craft or class but are part of the Mechanics and Related Employees craft of class. AMFA’s submission of authorization cards for Maintenance Controllers does not constitute an adequate showing of interest for the Mechanics and Related Employees craft or class of which they are a part. Accordingly, NMB File No. CR-7230 is converted to NMB Case No. R-7575 and dismissed pursuant to §1206.4(b) of the NMB Rules.
By direction of the NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD

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WeAAsles

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JetBlue Mechanics absolutely have no interest in AMFA. They know how absolutely horrible they are. I’m glad that the TWU though has decided to help them organize into our fold. The Class and Craft model is too weak against todays Corporations. The power is in numbers. Lots of numbers and people supporting each other.