More and more mechanics wanting the AMFA representation.

SWAMECH

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How sweet is this folks???
L3 Harris Technologies MAS @ Trenton Airforce Base in Canada just ran a grass roots card drive for the AMFA Class and Craft Representation. The snow-ball continues to grow and grow.
Take note that they are currently represented by the IAM. They so badly want them out so to get the Mechanics Class and Craft union in. Again, another example where they are way outnumbered by all the larger groups within the multiple groups all stuffed into the same union.
Good luck to all involved getting the vote for AMFA in to replace the industrial IAM...

Forgive me for the mistitle, Engineers not mechanics in Canada.


PRESS RELEASE: AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS IN CANADA SEEK REPRESENTATION BY AMFA
Updated On: Sep 14, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact:
Phone:
Email:
Bret Oestreich, National President
(720) 744-6629
Bret.Oestreich@amfanatl.org
Aircraft Maintenance Engineers in Canada Seek Representation by AMFA
CENTENNIAL, Colo.
– September 14, 2022 – The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) is happy to announce the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) authorized and ordered a representation vote for the Canadian Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs) from L3 Harris Technologies MAS Inc. at Trenton AFB, who approached AMFA seeking representation in July this year.
"This is the start of a new chapter for both AMFA and the AMEs in Canada,” said Bret Oestreich, AMFA National President. “The needs of skilled AMEs have been pushed to the side by other larger workgroups in other bargaining units for too long. AMFA is the solution to promote, elevate, and unify our skilled profession as the only ‘one-craft union’ for aircraft maintenance technicians and engineers across North America.”
“The L3 Harris professionals feel that the aircraft maintenance trade requires distinct consideration at the bargaining table to address skill, training, licensing requirements, and legal responsibilities associated with the certification of aircraft airworthiness. AMFA is honored to have opportunity to represent this group."

"The CIRB granting this vote confirms these professionals are seeking to replace their current bargaining agent, and a majority have shown interest in AMFA,” said Oestreich. “We now wait for the CIRB to start the representation vote for the L3 Harris employees to cast a vote for a new trade union – AMFA."
“The L3 Harris AMEs and apprentices are a distinct, federally regulated trade group responsible for the repair and certification of the CC150 Polaris aircraft fleet as well as air-to-air refueling aircraft and the Prime Minister’s aircraft. The group is currently represented by the IAM, within which AMEs are a minority and positions such as aircraft baggage handlers and clerical workers are seeking comparable compensation, despite the AMEs’ higher education and federally regulated responsibility,” stated Oestreich. “We are excited to welcome the AMEs and technicians in Canada to trade unionism.”
This is AMFA’s first attempt at representing a trade group in Canada, where there are more than 100 Aerospace and Defense Contractors and approximately 550 licensed air carriers transporting passengers and cargo to destinations both domestic and international. There are approximately 17,000 AMEs in Canada that require a union advocating for trade-specific value and interests. Several other airlines, maintenance repair operation facilities, and the Aerospace and Defense Contractors across North America are currently seeking representation by AMFA.

  • AMFA AT L3 HARRIS TECHNOLOGIES MAS, TRENTON AIRFORCE BASE
    Press Release: Aircraft Maintenance Engineers in Canada Seek Representation by AMFA
    September 14, 2022 – The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) is happy to announce the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) authorized and ordered a representation vote for the Canadian Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs) from L3 Harris Technologies MAS Inc. at Trenton AFB, who approached AMFA seeking representation in July this year. "This is the start of a new chapter for both AMFA and the AMEs in Canada,” said Bret Oestreich, AMFA National President.
    L3 Harris Technologies MAS Update #1 – CIRB Authorizes Representation Election
    September 14, 2022 -- We are pleased to inform you that on September 14, 2022, Canadian Industrial Relation Board (“CIRB”) notified all parties that the CIRB has authorized a representation election in CIRB File No. 035864-C for the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs) and Related employees at L3 Technologies MAS Inc. at Trenton Airforce Base to choose to be represented by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (“AMFA”) or the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

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