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Notice for Appearance Techs

There is an important notice for Appearance Techs on the Members Only page of this website.


2020 Local 11 Officer/Representative  Election Notice

The nomination period for AMFA Local 11 Officer/Representative elections will run from Thursday the 10th of October 2019 and conclude on Thursday the 31st of October 2019 at 10:00am CT.  You may self-nominate for these positions. All nomination forms need to be scanned and email to secretary@amfall.com prior to the closing date. You can only accept one position.

The election period will run from Thursday the 7th of November 2019 and conclude Thursday the 5th of December 2019 at 10:00am CT.

Should you not have received your ballot by Thursday the 21st of November 2019 contact the Elections Administrator “Phat” Frank Suentzenich by text with your name, employee number, phone number, and email address requesting a new/replacement ballot to (817) 885-9079.

Get the full election notice and nomination form here.


2020 AMFA National Convention Local 11 Delegate Election Notice

The official posting of the 2020 AMFA National Convention was done on July 31st 2019 in accordance with Article XII, Section 1 of the AMFA Constitution. This serves as the official notice for the AMFA Local 11 Delegate elections. In accordance with AMFA Constitution there will be 4 Delegates selected to attend the Convention, and 4 Alternates (2 Alternates will attend the Convention), and should there be less than 8 nominees received AMFA Local 11 LEC may appoint the remaining slots.

The nomination process will begin Wednesday, 3 October and end on Monday the 21st of October 2019 at 10:00 am CT. All nominees must be members in good standing and sign the willingness to serve. You can not self-nominate for this election.

The Election process will commence on Wednesday the 23rd of October and conclude on Wednesday the 13th of November 2019 at 10:00 am CT. The election results will be posted by 17:00 Thursday the 14th of November 2019. The election process is being conducted by Ballot Point by telephone or computer. Should you not receive your ballot in the mail by Wednesday the 30th of October 2019 then contact the Secretary “Phat” Frank Suentzenich at secretary@amfall.com or text 817 885-9079 and leave your name, employee number, phone number, and email address.

Get the full election notice and nomination form here.


2020 AMFA National Officers Candidates Election Notice

The official posting of the 2020 AMFA National Convention was done on July 31st 2019 in accordance with Article XII, Section 1 of the AMFA Constitution. This serves as the official notice for the AMFA Local 11 National Officers Elections. In accordance with Article VII, Section 2 of the AMFA Constitution, each Local Delegation may nominate 1 candidate for each National Officer position at the National Convention. The positions for AMFA Local 11 are National Director, Assistant National Director, National Secretary/Treasurer, National Safety and Standards, and National Region II Director.

The nomination process will begin Wednesday 3rd of October 2019 and end on Monday the 21st of October 2019 at 10:00am CT. All nominees must be members in good standing and sign the willingness to serve. You can not self-nominate for this election.

The election process will commence on Wednesday the 23rd of October and conclude on Wednesday the 13th of November 2019. The election is being conducted by Ballot Point by telephone and computer. Should you not receive your ballot by Wednesday the 30th of October 2019 then contact the Secretary “Phat” Frank Suentzenich at secretary@amfa11.com or text 817 885-9079 and leave your name, employee number, phone number, and your email address.

Get the full election notice and nomination form here.


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.


Thank You to SWAPA and TWU556!

On September 10 and 12, your Local 11 Leadership presented the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) and the Flight Attendants Union TWU 556 with awards of appreciation for their support during our contract negotiations.


GoFundMe for MCO Mechanic

Mo was recently severely injured while working on an aircraft in Orlando, Florida. He has had to undergo surgery to relieve swelling on his brain along with a left broken shoulder and a right broken thumb. He is currently in the hospital in ICU in a very guarded condition. Mo is the sole supporter of his wife and 3 children and is in need of our help in the worst way.

Visit here to donate.


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.

Open the nomination form here.

 

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Other News


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…

Read the entire letter from Scott King here


Know your rights!

Our legal counsel Lee Seham has produced an instructional video about AIR21 and your rights as Aircraft Maintenance Technicians.

View the video here.


Reports and Updates

September National Director’s Update
View the update from Bret Oestreich here.
July Region II Director’s Update
View the update from Will Abbott here.
Compliance Reminder
View the update from National Safety & Standards Director here.
AEI Secretary of the Americas Annual report
Read the report from Louie Key here.