More and more airlines are wanting the Class and Craft Specific, AMFA, Union to represent them. Back in Feb. AMFA filed with NMB to have a representational election for the Mechanics at Sun Country after their grass roots efforts afforded them more than 80% cards collected in favor of an AMFA representation. See news release below by clicking on headline...
And this month AMFA files for an election at Spirit for their Mechanics seeking AMFA representation as well. With an overwhelming card collection of more than 50% of Spirit Mechanics and EVEN more than 50% of a combined Spirit AND Frontier Mechanics. See news release below:
|Press Release: AMFA Files Authorization for Representation Cards with NMB on Behalf of Sun Country Airlines Mechanics
|February 25, 2022 – The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) is proud to announce that it has filed with the National Mediation Board (NMB) to be the union representative of the aircraft maintenance technicians (AMTs) at Sun Country Airlines. “We are extremely honored that this workgroup has placed its utmost confidence in AMFA to help Sun Country Airlines recognize the importance our skilled, professional craft is to the airline,” said Bret Oestreich, AMFA’s National President.
|Press Release: AMFA Files Authorization for Representation Cards with National Mediation Board on Behalf of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and Related Employees at Spirit Airlines
|May 6, 2022 -- The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (“AMFA”) filed Authorization for Representation cards today with the National Mediation Board (NMB) on behalf of the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (“AMTs”) and Related Employees at Spirit Airlines. “AMFA is thrilled the AMTs and Related Employees at Spirit Airlines have placed their faith in us to act as their union representative,” said Bret Oestreich, AMFA National President. “Their confidence in our abilities to represent them is evidenced by AMFA now having signed authorization cards from significantly more than 50% of the craft or class at Spirit Airlines. In fact, the number of signed authorization cards filed by AMFA is sufficient to be a majority of the craft or class at a combined Spirit-Frontier carrier.
JetBlue is also seeking AMFA and should have enough cards soon with the MC's now also coming onboard with AMFA as well.
AA is also another carrier where the Mechanics are starting up a grass roots effort to bring in AMFA as their Class and Craft Union to represent their Mechanics too. AA started in Nov. 2021 and will finalize later in 2022.
Airline Mechanics across the industry are seeing the major advantages of having a Class and Craft Union representing ALL of their needs. The industrial and over packed unions of most other airlines have way too many groups (up to 12 or 13 at other carriers0 and only focus on the largest group. One big example is the TWU at AA, they represent 12 different groups which puts the Mechanics at the bottom of that list that get priority by the union. The folks running this union are not even mechanics where ALL of AMFA's officers and leaders are ALL Aircraft Mechanics. Congrats to all the men and women @ Sun Country and Spirit for their hard work seeking AMFA as their representational entity. When it comes to representing the Mechanics in the airline industry, hands down, it is best to go with a Class and Craft Mechanics Union, AMFA!!!