Happy AMT Day!

In 2001, the FAA created the created the prestigious Charles E. Taylor Master Mechanic Award to honor AMTs, who had served at least 50 years in aircraft maintenance.  The following year, California Senator Knight introduced a resolution honoring Aviation Maintenance Technicians annually in honor of Charles Taylor’s birthday.  Charles Taylor was the machinist who built the engine to turn the [Read More..]

Association, American to Meet

05/18/2018 Brothers and Sisters, American Airlines recently changed course by contacting the TWU-IAM Association leadership seeking dates to discuss minor issues that remain open in our negotiations. The Association views all discussions between us and the company as important to achieving our goal of a tentative agreement. For this reason, the TWU-IAM Association Negotiating Committees have agreed to send a [Read More..]

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Begin

05/17/2018 On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, your negotiating committee met in Dallas at Southwest Airlines Headquarters to begin contract negotiations.  Present for the company were: Adam Carlisle,  Sr. Director, Labor Relations, Dan Kusek, Sr. Mgr., Labor Relations for CSA; Andrea Nivet, Sr. Mgr. Labor Relations for CS&S; Danielle Reidder, CS&S Regional Director; Jeff Cox, Ground Ops; James Jackson, Senior Manager [Read More..]

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President’s Report – May 2018

05/16/2018 Work Safe.  Those two words are more important than ever right now for the American Airlines members of Victory Lodge 1725. Aviation is a very unforgiving industry when it comes to mistakes. With all the different distractions that we deal with at work, the state of our current contract negotiations for example, it is critical, that each and every [Read More..]

Photos from the 2018 Union Golf Tournament Now Online!

05/14/2018 Photographs from the 2018 Union Golf Tournament held at Renaissance Golf Course in Charlotte are now online!! Please Click Here to view the entire photo gallery from the fun and successful event. Thanks to all who participated and/or supported in any way.

Raising Wages NC Coalition: Statewide Lobby Day in Raleigh

05/12/2018 Dear Brother and Sisters, The Charlotte area Raising Wages NC coalition would like to invite you to join us in Raleigh on May 22nd for a statewide lobby day. We will be urging state legislators that the time to raise the minimum wage is past due. Can we count your organization to send folks? We will be organizing a [Read More..]

AA Management Continues Disrespect of 30,000 Association Members

05/09/2018 Since American management walked out of talks in late March, the TWU-IAM Association mechanic and related, stores and fleet service negotiating committees have been fully prepared to resume joint contract bargaining and bring these negotiations to a successful conclusion. Instead of making a good faith effort to to reach a fair agreement with 30,000 American Airlines ground workers and [Read More..]

SWA Negotiations Team Preps for the Beginning of Talks

05/08/2018 Your Negotiating Committee for District 142, along with the General Chairs from District 142 and Grand Lodge representatives, participated in the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program at the William W. Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD.  The District represents employees at Southwest Airlines.  Your committee consists of: April Butler – General Chair                [Read More..]

This is what Solidarity looks like in Charlotte! Members of our CLT Heavy Maintenance team got together for a photo Thursday morning, March 29th. We are ready and willing to stand together for a contract and our future!

IAM Disaster Relief Fund

District 141’s Record Breaking Donation for Disaster Relief

October 17, 2017 0

10/11/2017 IAM141 President Mike Klemm presented a check for $250,000 to the IAM Disaster Relief Fund, the largest single donation in the history of the program. The District Lodge 141 Executive Board made and approved the motion to donate $250,000 to the IAM Disaster Relief Fund. The record-shattering contribution was announced on the opening day of the IAM141 Chairman’s Conference [Read More..]

Spotlight on Service

Spotlight on Service: J.D. Peace | Archdale/Trinity Serco Club

February 27, 2018 0

2/27/2018

J.D. Peace was born and raised in Trinity, NC. His roots run deep in this small town of less than 7,000 residents nestled just south of High Point off Interstate 85. It wasn’t a hard decision to get involved in the community, after all his family has lived here for generations and giving back just seemed like the right thing to do.

J.D. is President of the Archdale-Trinity Serco Club. 

2018 Union Golf Tournament

Events

75th Anniversary Week Celebrations!

March 28, 2018 0

Victory Lodge 1725 Members, did you know that June 2nd, 2018 will mark the 75th Anniversary of our Local! That’s right, 75 years! Local Lodge 1725 has been part of the Charlotte community since it was first chartered on June 2nd, 1943 after workers at Brown Equipment and Manufacturing voted to be represented by the Union. Representation in the airline [Read More..]

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Meeting Schedule

The next scheduled Union Meeting will be the Monthly Business Meeting on Thursday, June 14th at 4:00pm.

The meeting will be at the Local Lodge at 3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217.

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MNPL at Work!

Political Training Class at Winpisinger

May 7, 2018 0

Victory Lodge 1725’s MNPL Committee Chair Maureen Kelly attended the recent Political Training Class at Winpisinger. This class benefited Guide Dogs of America. Here are a couple of pictures from the class!!                  

Machinists Gear Store

Have you checked out the Machinists Gear Store?

January 25, 2018 0

Have you checked out the Machinist’s Gear Store lately? At the Machinists Gear Store you will find fresh styles and the newest designs. Quality, comfort and style are featured in all these American Made products!! At the store you’ll find products such as apparel for men, women, unisex items, Young Machinists, jewelry, bags & hats and membership materials. What are [Read More..]

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Special Retiree Benefit

Airline Retiree Benefit Plan

November 18, 2016 0

https://www.gilsbar.com/airlineretireebenefitplan/ Dear Retiree, As an Airline industry retiree, spouse, domestic partner or survivor age 65 and over, you are now eligible to enroll in the group benefit plans through the Airline Retiree Benefit Plan. You are now eligible to elect Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision coverage and pay competitive group rates negotiated  by the buying power of the Airline [Read More..]

Local Lodge Address

3727 Rose Lake Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217

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Email

Gary Winchester, Executive Secretary: manager@vl1725.org

Todd Day, Webmaster: webmaster@vl1725.org


Phone: (704) 357-0027

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