- Oct 20, 2007
What kind of dues nonsense is AMFA pulling at Sun Country???? "Voluntary" dues with no representation in order to avoid an initiation fee at a later date? Are these people kidding?
"In the next few weeks, you will be receiving a New Member package containing an Application for Membership and a Dues Check-off Form, which will permit you to be a member in good standing, attend union meetings, vote on contract and letter of agreement ratification, and vote for Local and National officers and representatives. Until a CBA is ratified between AMFA and SCA, your AMFA Initiation Fee will be waved when you pay voluntary membership dues. Your dues will be initially used to support your elected local SCA representatives and negotiating your CBA."
This is because AMFA does not and didn’t tell these people when they asked to represent them that they don’t have enough money in any general fund to support what it costs to try and negotiate their first contract. So they have to go against the norm which is not collecting dues until they have their first contract to going around with their hands out trying to collect cash in a hat.
Seeham is not going to front the money to negotiate for them on any promissory notes. Those Lawyers demand to be paid. So what’s going to happen is they will get sub par representation and a chitty first contract that will have tons of holes in their Scope.
Mark my words it’s guaranteed.