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2020 AMFA National Convention Election Results
The results for the Local 11 National Officer Nominations and Convention Delegates have been posted.
2020 Local 11 Officer Election Results
There being no additional nominations for the 2020 Local Officer positions, Vice President Doug Collier, Treasurer Jason Goodman, ALR Craig Hamlet and Communications Coordinator Pete Miller will continue in their service to Local 11.
2020 AMFA National Convention Constitutional Amendments
The delegates to the 2016 National Convention voted to convene the 2020 National Convention in Las Vegas, NV. The Convention will commence on Monday, May 4, 2020.
In accordance with Article XXV, Section 2 of the AMFA Constitution, all Locals shall have proposed amendments to the Constitution in the hands of the Rules Committee one-hundred twenty (120) days prior to the opening date of the Convention; this date is Sunday, January 5, 2020.
Please submit your proposed amendments to Local 11 by 2359CT on Thursday, December 26, 2019.
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
|November 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.