Indeed. Hope it comes soon, maybe for "Independence Day" that would be fitting to say the least, huh? Could call it, the "Mechanic and Related at AA gets their Independence from the asso." so fitting for what the membership really wants.Now all we need is a representational election called by the NMB. Then hopefully all the members that complained about the Association and negotiations will have a totally unbiased honest evaluation of what's best for him or her and vote for AMFA.
Sweeeet! Our National Officers are very pro-active so I don't doubt at all that they have been discussing a lot of issues concerning the AA'ers coming on board with AMFA.SWAMT, You are correct and the numbering system will have to be worked out as well. BUT from what I have at this point MIA, LAX, ORD, DFW, CLT, will get locals. What stations will report to those will be determined by the membership vote or request. For example Vegas and PHX may get assigned to LAX but then maybe the membership at those stations want to stay with current Local. It will all be dependent on the number of heads as well so that one local does not close due to members being assigned to a local away from the city they are in. The Locals have been discussed and NATL. is working on that as well. What other stations will get a Local is being looked at. Once a NMB Vote happens and AMFA gets IN, each station getting a Local will have to put a transition team together get local up and running, dues check off card will then get filled out to pay AMFA. That team will then conduct a Local election for the Officers of the Local. Some stations have it in place and some will have to doit when the time comes. From what I remember about the discussions the Area Reps will HELP each transition team put everything into place. NO FEAR, ALL has been discussed and AMFA NATL. has it all under control.
In hopes of hearing something before Independence Day (announcement from NMB)
I think you can hand pay with AMFA, but not positive. I know we had a guy that hand paid in the very beginning and he was not a full member (forget what you call it) but still not positive if hand pay is still an option or not. (Just remembered---Dues Objector, I think)I have NOT read into it with AMFA but I assume that you will be able to hand pay, your dues. as far as COPE don't. I was on Hand pay while I was at AA. It will be your choice.
Yes. And I am also thinking that the NMB doesn't want anything out of place with these two unions they are dealing with. She is making sure all "T" are crossed and all "i" are dotted. She may be doing such good due diligence so not to get an appeal called on her watch. But, we all know the asso. will try to delay and delay longer with as many appeals they can get away with.I was also contemplating the same thing yesterday, I rationalized that if their wasn't a show of interest with the additional M&R added by the Association, we would have known by now. The NMB may just be confirming who is going to vote, not if we're going to vote.