Dallas Road Show Schedule

On August 17, 2017, AMFA and Southwest Airlines finished the last scheduled negotiation session for the foreseeable future. The AMFA Negotiating Committee has made the decision to go out and explain where we are in the process, what issues remain open, and to answer questions from the membership. The meeting schedule for Dallas is outlined below:

Monday, October 2:
Graveyard shift 0715-0915
Day shift, Bays 1 and 2 1000-1200
Eve shift 1730-1930

Tuesday, October 3:
Graveyard shift 0715-0915
Day shift, Bays 3 and 4 1000-1200
Eve shift 1730-1930

To help eliminate additional loss of time for lunch, we plan to order lunch so everyone can remain in place.

Participants will include:

Bret Oestreich – National Director
Earl Clark – Director, Region I
Will Abbott – Director, Region II
Bob Cramer – Airline Representative, Local 4
Craig Hamlet – Airline Representative, Local 11
Shane Flachman – Airline Representative, Local 18
Mike Young – Airline Representative, Local 32
Lucas Middlebrook – AMFA Counsel

DAL Tech Ops Family Day – Frisco RoughRiders

Join us for DAL Tech Ops Family Day! Frisco Rough Riders vs. NW Arkansas Naturals on Saturday, August 19th. We ask that you join us with your family in a show of support for our struggle to maintain our quality of life and a show of solidarity. The campaign essentially will be based on both our majority military roots and our instilled values that Herb and Colleen taught us to be one big family. Hence, “Gary no family left behind” campaign. This is a Tech Ops event, but AMFA Local 11 will provide tickets, parking pass, and t-shirts.

Please fill out the attached form and return it to Local 11 no later than August 3.

Notice of Changes to the AMFA – SWA ASAP MOU

After many months of work there has been a change in the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at Southwest Airlines (SWA). Our ASAP came under 14 CFR, part 121 and AC 120-66A as an air carrier engaged in passenger operations within the United States. Our Program’s initial MOU was signed on September 27, 2001, and the only modification made to the MOU since was the addition of AMFA when we were elected as the bargaining agent for the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) and Appearance Technicians.

Several years ago the FAA updated the AC to AC 120-66B, but we did not update our MOU at that time…

Read the entire notice here.

AMFA–SWA AIT Party Coordinator Vacancy and Call for Applicants

Due to the recent resignation of the AMFA Accident Investigation Team Party Coordinator, we are beginning the process to fill the vacated position.

We are seeking one individual well versed in all aspects of aircraft maintenance. The Party Coordinator will be responsible for team administration, annual team budget, ensuring team member training, and other duties as given by the National Safety and Standards Director. Please note that every member of this team is required to sign a four year minimum commitment due to training costs.

Interested candidates should apply to your respective Local Safety and Standards Chairman no later than 5:00pm ET on July 31, 2017.

View the notice here