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      2019 GMM Notice to Members

      January 1, 2019  As we, at Local 4, embark on our 7th year as a charter for the bargaining group for Southwest Mechanics and Related, the Local 4 Local Executive Council would like to wish a very safe, prosperous, and happy new year, to all Local 4 members and their families.
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      Download: 2019 GMM Notice to Members.pdf

      Negotiation Dates

      The National Mediation Board (NMB), has informed your Negotiation Committee of dates that have been scheduled. These dates are Thursday January 24, 2019 and concluding at close of business on Friday January 25, 2019. These dates are also available for continued mediation in February, on Thursday February 7, 2019, and concluding at close of business on Friday February 8, 2019.
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      Download: Negotiation Dates January and February 2019.pdf

      2018 AMFA Local 4 Officer Election Results

      The 2018 AMFA Local 4 Officer Election Official Results as certified by Ballot Point Election Services.
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      Download: AMFA Local 4 2018 LEC Election Results.pdf

      AMFA–Southwest Airlines AMT Contract Negotiations Update #70

      Dear AMFA Brothers and Sisters: The Negotiating Committee is providing this update to the AMFA Membership at Southwest Airlines. This report is the only official authorized source of negotiating communications by the Committee.
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      Download: 20181120_SWA_AMT_Update_70.pdf

      AMFA National 2018 Survey Notice

      In accordance with Article IX, Section 3 of the AMFA Constitution, the National Executive Council is conducting the annual survey of the AMFA membership. This survey is being conducted by the internet, and all active members in good standing may participate.
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      The AMFA Negotiating Committee will begin issuing Fact Sheets pertaining to the AMFA-SWA Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Contract Negotiations. We will start this Fact Sheet series by listing the articles and items that remain to be resolved:
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      Download: AMFA_SWA AMT Neg Fact Sheet 5 Art 15 Wage Rates.pdf , 20161101 AMFA-SWA AMT Neg Fact Sheet 1 REV1.pdf
      Dear Members: Can you believe it is 2019? I hope everyone had a great holiday season with family and friends. I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. AMFA has a lot of incredible items in the pipeline related to promoting and protecting the interests of our members, including raising the recognition of our members and our craft. I want to encourage you to recognize the importance of the responsibilities and work you perform day to-day: increase awareness of performing your jobs safely; being compliant; being aware of your surroundings; and above all, working together to make sure we all go home to our family in one piece each and every night
      Read More...
      Awareness has been raised regarding damage to cargo panels as there are several maintenance documents that direct Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) to inspect the cargo compartment panels for damage. The primary concern when inspecting these panels is the aspect of fire containment. The Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) gives damage limitations and should be consulted when investigating any damage that has been noted. At Southwest there are maximum damage limits within the B737NG AMM for damage that may be repaired. Attention to tape condition is also important in sealing the cargo compartments to minimize the oxygen amount.
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      Download: 20170214_Compliance_Reminder_Misc[1].pdf
      AMFA Leadership Cast Vote of “No Confidence” in SWA VP of Maintenance Operations Citing Degraded Supervisory Maintenance Culture and Pressure to Subordinate Safe Maintenance Practices as Reason for Vote Centennial, Co.
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      Download: SWA Vote of No Confidence Aug 2016[1].pdf
      Dear AMFA–SWA Members: As you know, AMFA is currently engaged in collective bargaining with Southwest Airlines pursuant to the Railway Labor Act (RLA). The RLA mandates that the parties are required to refrain from “self help” until released by the National Mediation Board (“NMB”) from mediation and a thirty-day cooling off period has expired. This means that during the negotiating process Southwest is prohibited from initiating a lockout or unilaterally changing the terms of our collective bargaining agreement. Southwest is also prohibited from implementing a divide and conquer strategy based on direct negotiations with our members. Based on our determination that Southwest has violated its legal obligation in this regard, we have commenced litigation against the carrier in federal court.
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      Download: Nat Dir to SWA Mmbrs - 2-11-17.pdf
      AMFA is proud to introduce the New AMFA Smart Phone App! Here you'll find the latest news, updates, and relevant information regarding the Association including the Facebook and Twitter feeds. The AMFA App is available in both Apple and Android formats. To download the app click here from your smartphone or navigate to the following from your smartphones browser http://apps.unionactive.
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      The AMFA Negotiating Committee will begin issuing Fact Sheets pertaining to the AMFA-SWA Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Contract Negotiations. We will start this Fact Sheet series by listing the articles and items that remain to be resolved:
      Read More...
      Download: AMFA_SWA AMT Neg Fact Sheet 5 Art 15 Wage Rates.pdf , 20161101 AMFA-SWA AMT Neg Fact Sheet 1 REV1.pdf
      Dear Members: Can you believe it is 2019? I hope everyone had a great holiday season with family and friends. I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. AMFA has a lot of incredible items in the pipeline related to promoting and protecting the interests of our members, including raising the recognition of our members and our craft. I want to encourage you to recognize the importance of the responsibilities and work you perform day to-day: increase awareness of performing your jobs safely; being compliant; being aware of your surroundings; and above all, working together to make sure we all go home to our family in one piece each and every night
      Read More...
      Awareness has been raised regarding damage to cargo panels as there are several maintenance documents that direct Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) to inspect the cargo compartment panels for damage. The primary concern when inspecting these panels is the aspect of fire containment. The Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) gives damage limitations and should be consulted when investigating any damage that has been noted. At Southwest there are maximum damage limits within the B737NG AMM for damage that may be repaired. Attention to tape condition is also important in sealing the cargo compartments to minimize the oxygen amount.
      Read More...
      Download: 20170214_Compliance_Reminder_Misc[1].pdf
      AMFA Leadership Cast Vote of “No Confidence” in SWA VP of Maintenance Operations Citing Degraded Supervisory Maintenance Culture and Pressure to Subordinate Safe Maintenance Practices as Reason for Vote Centennial, Co.
      Read More...
      Download: SWA Vote of No Confidence Aug 2016[1].pdf
      Dear AMFA–SWA Members: As you know, AMFA is currently engaged in collective bargaining with Southwest Airlines pursuant to the Railway Labor Act (RLA). The RLA mandates that the parties are required to refrain from “self help” until released by the National Mediation Board (“NMB”) from mediation and a thirty-day cooling off period has expired. This means that during the negotiating process Southwest is prohibited from initiating a lockout or unilaterally changing the terms of our collective bargaining agreement. Southwest is also prohibited from implementing a divide and conquer strategy based on direct negotiations with our members. Based on our determination that Southwest has violated its legal obligation in this regard, we have commenced litigation against the carrier in federal court.
      Read More...
      Download: Nat Dir to SWA Mmbrs - 2-11-17.pdf
      AMFA is proud to introduce the New AMFA Smart Phone App! Here you'll find the latest news, updates, and relevant information regarding the Association including the Facebook and Twitter feeds. The AMFA App is available in both Apple and Android formats. To download the app click here from your smartphone or navigate to the following from your smartphones browser http://apps.unionactive.
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