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March Membership Meetings
The General Membership Meetings for March will be held on Thursday, March 12 at 0730, 1130 and 1500 at the Union Hall. (MAP).
Local 11 Bylaws Amendments for 2020
We are accepting proposals for bylaw amendments/changes, or new language for 2020. The forms available below can be printed, filled out, scanned and emailed to email@example.com. The submissions will be taken until the 31st of March 2020 at 23:59CT. The bylaws meeting will be held in April 2020. We are asking for members (6 required and if there are more than 6 an election will be held at the GMM in March 2020) to volunteer for this committee.
AMFA National Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2020
The AMFA National Executive Council (NEC) is pleased to announce that we will be accepting applications until February 28, 2020, for two AMFA Scholarships for 2020. Scholarships will be $2500 and will be payable to each recipient’s institution of higher learning.
Last year’s scholarships were awarded to students of South Seattle Community College in Seattle, WA and Hallmark University in San Antonio, TX…
Local 11 Jack Coonrod Memorial Scholarship
Local 11 is proud to once again offer the Jack Coonrod Memorial Scholarship for 2020. This year, there will be 3 scholarships in the amount of $1000.00 each.
Shop Rep Nominations Open
AMFA LOCAL 11 is accepting applications for Shop Representatives. This process is a self-nominating processed based on your 2019 shift and bid location. Local 11 is always accepting volunteers to be Shop Reps.
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Memo Regarding LMS Issues
As you are certainly aware, the LMS training system is not working correctly. We have discussed this issue with Southwest and there has been little improvement.
We are now asking for your help to gather specific details of the problems you have encountered with the LMS training system, including times and dates, people you have notified, letters you have received, and anything else you feel may be important…
Read the entire memo here.
Compliance Reminder: Non-Compliance Awareness
On July 13, 2017, Southwest terminated an Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) for deviating from “all required procedures included in MT 735-00-01.”
The letter of termination indicates that the Company relied on surveillance tape to determine that the AMT may have allowed a second mechanic to sign for work that the AMT had performed: “security video evidences that a second AMT did not enter the area of the flight crew oxygen cylinder and therefore, required processes and/or procedures of MT 735-00-01 were not completed.”
Based on this single incident, Southwest justified the AMT’s termination in the following terms:
Southwest Airlines expects its Aircraft Maintenance Technicians to follow policies and procedures to ensure the safety of our customers and employees. Based on the aforementioned conduct, which has led to Southwest Airlines losing confidence in your judgment and ability to properly follow regulations, policy and procedures, your employment with Southwest Airlines is terminated.
Disclosures to the FAA have also led to the AMT’s receipt of a Letter of Investigation…
Know your rights!
Our legal counsel Lee Seham has produced an instructional video about AIR21 and your rights as Aircraft Maintenance Technicians.
Reports and Updates
|January National Director’s Update
View the update from Bret Oestreich here.
|July Region II Director’s Update
View the update from Will Abbott here.
View the update from National Safety & Standards Director here.
|AEI Secretary of the Americas Annual report
Read the report from Louie Key here.