Congrats to our Appearance Techs, AMFA and SWA for new agreement...

SWAMECH

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Apr 26, 2005
400
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I hope this is an example of getting thru the agreements smother and more quickly as promised by new management coming in with a promise to get back to a great relationship with the Mechanics and Related from that fiasco of more than 6 years last time. We shall see when our contract comes due in 2023. Come July we shall see if the AT's are ok with it. Good luck to all...


AMFA – SWA AIRCRAFT APPEARANCE TECHNICIAN CONTRACT EXTENSION LETTER OF AGREEMENT RATIFICATION REFERENDUM NOTICE
Jun 02, 2022
June 2, 2022
The AMFA – Southwest Airline (SWA) Negotiating Committee has requested a system-wide referendum regarding a, Aircraft Appearance Technician (AAT) Contract Extension Letter of Agreement (LOA). The complete text of the LOA was emailed to each member’s company email address for your review and consideration.
Votes for this referendum will be cast using the ElectionBuddy system, and all active AMFA members in good standing employed by Southwest Airline under the AAT CBA are eligible to vote in this referendum. Note: Any member whose membership dues, fees, and/or assessment obligations have not been paid in full is a member in bad standing, and therefore, is ineligible to vote. Members are strongly urged to resolve any arrearage prior to this referendum being conducted.
The Referendum Notice and Instructions will be emailed to eligible voters who have a personal email address on file with AMFA National on June 7, 2022. Referendum Notice and Instructions postcards will also be sent to the address on file with AMFA National. Any eligible member who has not received voting instructions by June 16 or anyone having questions about the voting process, should contact the Director of Administration at 720-744-6629.
The voting period for this referendum will end at 10:00 am et on July 1, 2022, the day of the tally.
Jay Johnson
National Secretary/Treasurer
Download:
What's My AMFA Number WEB Version.pdf
 

WeAAsles

Veteran
Oct 20, 2007
22,435
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Ok seriously, OMG. No seriously again OMFG. I just looked and AMFA has not gotten these people a raise in the last 6 years. Their last raise was in 2016 and then they only went up to $23.74 per hour. Their contract became amendable in 2017.

On top of that AMFA was only able to negotiate an EXTENSION and not even a full deal to help grow their work!!!! That extension blows out their contract to 2026. That’s not a 4 year extension, that’s a 9 “NINE” year extension. Who the hell do these people really work for?


Ok I want to add something to this to show just how absolutely horrible or negligent AMFA truly is to a portion of their membership. These pictures are from the TWU Negotiated Ramp Contract. Notice the TOS rate of pay at $32.06 is $8.32 more than what current AMFA represented Appearance Technicians earn.

$8.32 MORE that the TWU was able to capture for Baggage Handlers.

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WeAAsles

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Oct 20, 2007
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Newest update for the Appearance Techs. Once again AMFA and the Company talked. And once again they accomplished nothing. But if you go to the AMFA website they do write lots of words to make it sound like they accomplished something. But no seriously, they accomplished nothing at all.
 

WeAAsles

Veteran
Oct 20, 2007
22,435
5,313
I hope this is an example of getting thru the agreements smother and more quickly as promised by new management coming in with a promise to get back to a great relationship with the Mechanics and Related from that fiasco of more than 6 years last time. We shall see when our contract comes due in 2023. Come July we shall see if the AT's are ok with it. Good luck to all...


AMFA – SWA AIRCRAFT APPEARANCE TECHNICIAN CONTRACT EXTENSION LETTER OF AGREEMENT RATIFICATION REFERENDUM NOTICE
Jun 02, 2022
June 2, 2022
The AMFA – Southwest Airline (SWA) Negotiating Committee has requested a system-wide referendum regarding a, Aircraft Appearance Technician (AAT) Contract Extension Letter of Agreement (LOA). The complete text of the LOA was emailed to each member’s company email address for your review and consideration.
Votes for this referendum will be cast using the ElectionBuddy system, and all active AMFA members in good standing employed by Southwest Airline under the AAT CBA are eligible to vote in this referendum. Note: Any member whose membership dues, fees, and/or assessment obligations have not been paid in full is a member in bad standing, and therefore, is ineligible to vote. Members are strongly urged to resolve any arrearage prior to this referendum being conducted.
The Referendum Notice and Instructions will be emailed to eligible voters who have a personal email address on file with AMFA National on June 7, 2022. Referendum Notice and Instructions postcards will also be sent to the address on file with AMFA National. Any eligible member who has not received voting instructions by June 16 or anyone having questions about the voting process, should contact the Director of Administration at 720-744-6629.
The voting period for this referendum will end at 10:00 am et on July 1, 2022, the day of the tally.
Jay Johnson
National Secretary/Treasurer
Download:
What's My AMFA Number WEB Version.pdf

What happened man? Cat got your tongue? The Appearance Techs “OVERWHELMINGLY” rejected what AMFA trotted out to them. Where’s your congratulations for that?
 
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SWAMECH

Senior
Apr 26, 2005
400
144
Looks like our AAT's get new agreement to look at. Hope all the members wishes were addressed. Now we wait for the vote.
Good to all involved, hope to see you all enjoy a new extension soon...


 

JimmyBop

Advanced
May 29, 2014
184
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I hope this is an example of getting thru the agreements smother and more quickly as promised by new management coming in with a promise to get back to a great relationship with the Mechanics and Related from that fiasco of more than 6 years last time. We shall see when our contract comes due in 2023. Come July we shall see if the AT's are ok with it. Good luck to all...


AMFA – SWA AIRCRAFT APPEARANCE TECHNICIAN CONTRACT EXTENSION LETTER OF AGREEMENT RATIFICATION REFERENDUM NOTICE
Jun 02, 2022
June 2, 2022
The AMFA – Southwest Airline (SWA) Negotiating Committee has requested a system-wide referendum regarding a, Aircraft Appearance Technician (AAT) Contract Extension Letter of Agreement (LOA). The complete text of the LOA was emailed to each member’s company email address for your review and consideration.
Votes for this referendum will be cast using the ElectionBuddy system, and all active AMFA members in good standing employed by Southwest Airline under the AAT CBA are eligible to vote in this referendum. Note: Any member whose membership dues, fees, and/or assessment obligations have not been paid in full is a member in bad standing, and therefore, is ineligible to vote. Members are strongly urged to resolve any arrearage prior to this referendum being conducted.
The Referendum Notice and Instructions will be emailed to eligible voters who have a personal email address on file with AMFA National on June 7, 2022. Referendum Notice and Instructions postcards will also be sent to the address on file with AMFA National. Any eligible member who has not received voting instructions by June 16 or anyone having questions about the voting process, should contact the Director of Administration at 720-744-6629.
The voting period for this referendum will end at 10:00 am et on July 1, 2022, the day of the tally.
Jay Johnson
National Secretary/Treasurer
Download:
What's My AMFA Number WE

Looks like our AAT's get new agreement to look at. Hope all the members wishes were addressed. Now we wait for the vote.
Good to all involved, hope to see you all enjoy a new extension soon...


Where is the retro? Oh wait, that's only for AMTs.
 

WeAAsles

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Oct 20, 2007
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Only 167 People but the pay bump percentage isn’t bad. Is this group destined to only ever get extensions though and never any dramatic contract improvements?

 
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SWAMECH

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Apr 26, 2005
400
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We shall find out in approx 1 month after the tally is totaled up. 10-11-22 Good luck to all involved in getting a new agreement.


AMFA-SWA AAT 2nd Contract Extension Tentative Agreement Ratification Referendum Notice
September 12, 2022 -- The AMFA – Southwest Airlines (SWA) Negotiating Committee has requested a system-wide referendum regarding an Aircraft Appearance Technician (AAT) 2nd Contract Extension Tentative Agreement (TA). The complete text of the agreement was posted to the AMFA National website for your review and consideration.
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SWAMECH

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Apr 26, 2005
400
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Vote tally is in. Congrats to our AAT's. Too bad our Pilots and F/A's can't come to an agreement so quickly.


AMFA-SWA AAT 2ND CONTRACT EXTENSION LOA TA RATIFICATION REFERENDUM RESULTS
Updated On: Oct 11, 2022
October 11, 2022
The votes for the AMFA – Southwest Airlines (SWA) Aircraft Appearance Technician 2nd Contract Extension Letter of Agreement (LOA) Tentative Agreement Ratification Referendum were tallied on October 11, 2022. Votes for this referendum were counted and certified by ElectionBuddy, and the results are as follows:
Eligible Voters 166
Voyes Cast105(63.25% participation)
Results
Accept
Reject
87
18
(82.86%)
(17.14%)
Jay Johnson
National Secretary/Treasurer
 

JimmyBop

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May 29, 2014
184
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Good old AMFA...Put out garbage to have it rejected only to come back with what the company already agreed to with Seeham and see it pass on round 2 by a large majority thus costing members more during the interim....JOKE of an Association.
 
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SWAMECH

Senior
Apr 26, 2005
400
144
Nice to see all the media coverage on the AAT's 5 year extension agreement.
Now it's time to move on to the other groups @ SWA and them done as well.
Congrats to all the AAT's as well as the nego team involved with getting a rather quick agreement...


 

WeAAsles

Veteran
Oct 20, 2007
22,435
5,313
Nice to see all the media coverage on the AAT's 5 year extension agreement.
Now it's time to move on to the other groups @ SWA and them done as well.
Congrats to all the AAT's as well as the nego team involved with getting a rather quick agreement...



Stop with the congratulations for crap. All AMFA has ever gotten for these people is nothing but extensions. They have ZERO interest in actually NEGOTIATING for them.

More AMFA piss poor representation.