Donations of school supplies for Renaissance West Steam Academy

07/13/2018 The Women’s Committee is accepting school supplies (paper, 1 subject notebooks, pencils, eraser’s, colored pencils, crayons, pens, glue sticks, rulers, pencil boxes, hand sanitizers, Kleenex tissues, ect…..) for “Renaissance West Steam Academy.” You can bring them to the local or drop them off at your local Grievance Committee Office. Also we are encouraging anyone who would like to volunteer [Read More..]

ByLaw Proposals to be voted on Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Attached to this post is a copy of the current Bylaw Proposals which will be voted on by the members on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 from 6 AM to 6 PM at the Local Lodge. Please click on the image below to download the complete document.    

Victory Lodge 1725 Annual Bylaws Vote: Thursday, July 19th, 2018

All Victory Lodge 1725 Members please note: The annual Local Lodge Bylaws vote will be on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 from 6 AM to 6 PM. Voting will be at the Local Lodge at 3727 Rose Lake Dr  Charlotte, NC 28217.    

2018 SC AFL-CIO Lane Kirkland Scholarship

*Due 08/09/2018* Locals must be affiliated and in good standing with the SC AFL-CIO. Anyone in the immediate family of a union member is eligible to apply for the scholarship. Immediate family is defined as: husband, wife, child; including step, foster and grandchildren. Applicants may reapply each year while attending college; however, only one application per student, per year shall [Read More..]

Torqued: Your Certificate May Be On the Line for What You Don’t Record

The following article is from A link to the original article can be found at the end of this post as well as on the Flight Safety Committee page.   Torqued: Your Certificate May Be On the Line for What You Don’t Record by John Goglia  – July 3, 2018   Listen up, my fellow mechanics. How you record maintenance work [Read More..]

Happy 4th of July!!

It’s Independence Day! The officers and staff of Victory Lodge 1725 would like to wish all our members a Happy 4th of July. If you are off work today we hope you have a fun-filled, happy and safe holiday. If you are working today we recognize you and Thank You for your hard work day in and day out. Enjoy [Read More..]

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update

07/02/2018 On June 26-28, 2018, your negotiating committee met in Tempe, Arizona to continue contract negotiations.  Present for the company: Adam Carlisle, Sr. Director, Labor Relations, ; Jeff Cox, Station Director; Danielle Reidder, CS&S Regional Director; Dan Kusek, Sr. Mgr., Labor Relations for CSA; Drea Nivet, Sr. Mgr. Labor Relations for CS&S;  Joel Bagby, Attorney; James Jackson, Senior Manager Finance; [Read More..]

Association, American Meet

06/29/2018 Brothers and Sisters, The Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines on June 25, 26, & 27 in Washington, DC.  The vast majority of these negotiating sessions were spent discussing Scope in a very detailed manner, mainly for the Maintenance and Related group.  While Fleet Service Scope was discussed, it was done on a much broader level since the [Read More..]

1st and 2nd Shift Heavy Maintenance CLT sending a solid message to American Airlines management on AMT Day. Contract Now!
3rd Shift Heavy Maintenance CLT sending a clear message of Solidarity to American Airlines management on AMT Day!
Solidarity!! Our brothers and sisters in PIT answering the call for Association T-Shirt Day to support our Negotiating Committees.

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


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. 

Brunch & Recognition Ceremony

Dinner & Dancing

Top Golf & Casino Night

2018 Union Golf Tournament


75th Anniversary Brunch and Recognition Ceremony

June 14, 2018 0

Sunday, June 10th, 2018 was the official 75th Anniversary of Victory Lodge 1725. The weeklong celebration culminated with a brunch at the DoubleTree in Charlotte. Our members were treated to a fantastic brunch menu (did someone say Bloody Mary’s). 75th Anniversary Committee member Mary Goettl spoke to us about the history of our lodge and welcomed Former Lodge Presidents Bob [Read More..]

Fun Night with Great Food, Music & Dancing!

June 14, 2018 0

On Saturday, June 9th, 2018 members of our Local Lodge got together at the DoubleTree in Charlotte for a fun night of food, fellowship, music and yes, dancing. And yes, there are pictures to prove it! After checking in our members were treated to appetizers and cocktails before the main event started. The dinner buffet was outstanding! After dinner our [Read More..]

Top Golf & Casino Night a Huge Success!

June 9, 2018 0

06/09/2018 Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 Victory Lodge 1725 continued our week of celebrations of our 75th Anniversary with a night of golf competition, casino games, food, drink and fellowship at Top Golf in Charlotte. All proceeds from the night went to Guide Dogs of America. Turnout was outstanding and everyone had a great time competing in Top Golf (yeah, there [Read More..]

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Meeting Schedule

The next scheduled Union Meeting will be the Monthly Business Meeting on Thursday, July 12th at 8:00am.

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


  • By-Law 2nd Reading Discussion
  • 2018 SC AFL-CIO Convention
  • 2018 NC AFL-CIO Convention
  • Veterans Service Program
  • District 141 Safety Conference

**BY-LAW VOTE JULY 19th 2018**

@ LL 1725 6:00AM-6:00PM


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  • 8:00 am-12:00 pm

    3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA

    3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA


    • By-Law 2nd Reading Discussion
    • 2018 SC AFL-CIO Convention
    • 2018 NC AFL-CIO Convention
    • Veterans Service Program
    • District 141 Safety Conference

    **BY-LAW VOTE JULY 19th 2018**

    @ LL 1725 6:00AM-6:00PM


MNPL at Work!

AFL-CIO Labor 2018 Kick-Off Survey

June 28, 2018 0

06/28/2018 Members of Local Lodge 1725, Starting last Saturday, June 23rd the national AFL-CIO  kicked off Labor 2018 Programs all across the country with Labor Walks, Phone Banks, Worksite Leafleting Programs, and more. Here in NC with your help, we are participating by kicking off a Week of Concerted Activity, distributing the attached Issue Surveys to members and collecting their [Read More..]

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..]

IAM Observer

Special Retiree Benefit

Airline Retiree Benefit Plan

November 18, 2016 0 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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Phone: (704) 357-0027

Fax: (704) 357-0029

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