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May Membership Meetings

The General Membership Meetings for May will be held on Thursday, May 14 at 0730, 1130 and 1500 at the Union Hall. (MAP). 


Primary AMFA-SWA Outsourcing Liaison Representative Election Notice

AMFA National is accepting nominations for an election to fill the position of Primary AMFA-Southwest Airlines (SWA) Outsourcing Liaison Representative. 

This nomination process and election will be conducted in accordance with AMFA’s general election procedures for officers. Candidates for this position must be active members in good standing, employed by Southwest Airlines under the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians contract, and free of all assessments and fines to the National and Local.

Nominations must be submitted in writing to Local 11 no later than 5:00PM on Wednesday, March 25.

Get the entire Nomination Notice and Form here.


Primary AMFA – SWA Outsourcing Liaison Representative Nomination Notice

AMFA National is accepting nominations for an election to fill the position of Primary AMFA-Southwest Airlines ASAP ERC Representative

This nomination process and election will be conducted in accordance with AMFA’s general election procedures for officers. Candidates for this position must be active members in good standing, employed by Southwest Airlines under the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians contract, and free of all assessments and fines to the National and Local.

Nominations must be submitted in writing to Local 11 no later than 5:00PM on Wednesday, March 25.

Get the entire Nomination Notice and Form here.


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 secretary@amfa11.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.

Read the Bylaws amendment notice and proposal form here.


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.

Visit the scholarship page to read the guidelines and get the application.


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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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

February 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.