CLT Lead Mechanic Jack Zeock presented the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award!

May 30, 2017 Admin 0

CLT Base Maintenance Lead Mechanic Jack Zeock was presented the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award by representatives from the FAA on May 4th, 2017. This award is named in honor of Mr. Charles Taylor, the first aviation mechanic in powered flight. The Charles Taylor “Master Mechanic” Award recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of senior mechanics. Mr. Taylor served as the Wright brothers’ mechanic and is credited with designing and building the engine for their first successful aircraft.

Click Here to read more about this prestigious award and see a few photographs from the ceremony!

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Posts on Interim Wage Increases and Seniority Integration have moved to Resources page!

May 30, 2017 Admin 0

In an effort to clean up the homepage and keep all information as current as possible we have archived and moved all the posts concerning the Interim Wage Increases and Seniority Integration. To read these posts please go to the Resources page (http://vl1725.org/resources/) and find the links under “Archived Posts/Pages.”

We will continue to clean up and maintain the homepage as we go and hope these changes will continue to enhance the appearance and readability of our homepage going forward.

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Association/AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue

May 28, 2017 Admin 0

May 26, 2017

Brothers & Sisters,

The Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines the week of May 22nd, in Washington D.C. and discussed several of the open issues and Articles. For M&R and MLS those Articles include: Vacations, Holidays, Overtime and Classifications.  For the Fleet Service group those Articles include: Vacations, Overtime, Reduction in Force and Recall.

The Committee reached Tentative Agreements on the following Articles:

Overtime – M&R, MLS and Fleet Service

Hours of Service – M&R, MLS and MCT

Recognition of Rights – Fleet Service

The M&R Committee received a proposal from the Company on … Read More...

AMT Day – May 24th – CLT – Wear your IAM Shirts!

May 23, 2017 Admin 0

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 is AMT Day at the Charlotte Line Maintenance and Base Maintenance Facilities. As a show of solidarity we are asking all IAM members to wear an IAM shirt all day, especially during any celebrations or events in your area.

As always please adhere to any uniform guidelines pertaining to your work area (Line Maintenance).

Thank you for your support!

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President’s Report – May 2017

May 16, 2017 Mike Jones 0

Presidents Report

I recently watched an excellent documentary by Ken Burns titled “The National Parks; America’s Greatest Idea.” While the cinematography was incredible, one of the things that stood out to me was the parallels between the creation and care our national park system and the creation and care of our labor unions.

In both cases, corporate and human greed sought to exploit resources for their own selfish gains. Corporations wanted to strip the land of its timber, minerals, and oil much like corporations want to strip workers of their wages, working conditions, and dignity.

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Young Workers/Women’s/Human Rights Committees Golf Tournament a huge success!

May 7, 2017 Admin 0

The Women’s/Human Rights and Young Workers Committees of Victory Lodge 1725 hosted the 1st Union Golf Tournament at Larkhaven Golf Club in Charlotte NC on Wednesday May 3. There were 88 golfers with about a dozen spectators in attendance. The event raised over $2000 for the Levine’s Children’s Hospital. We would like to thank everyone who came out, donated, or sponsored this event.

Women’s/Human Rights Committe
Renae Miller (chair)
Helena Thornton
Lisa Leathers
Maureen Kelly
Louis Gilmore
Young Workers Committee
Craig Vanderhoof (chair)
Louis Gilmore
Koley Stowe
Joe Petrick
Mike Knoble

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Happy Birthday! The IAMAW is 129 years old today!

May 5, 2017 Admin 0

In 1888, nineteen machinists joined together to found the Order of the United Machinists and Mechanical Engineers. This small organization eventually became known as the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which today has a membership of about 800,000 in various North American industries. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. has had a long and interesting history, which follows the struggles of the labor movement during the twentieth century as well as advances in transportation since the days of the railroad.

Thomas Talbot, a machinist in one of Atlanta’s railway yards, gathered 18 of his … Read More...

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Sources of Pre-Retirement Information for IAM Members!

May 1, 2017 Admin 0

We have added a new document to the Resources page and the Retirees page entitled: Sources of Pre-Retirement Information. In this document you will find useful information to help you plan for retirement whether that goal is right around the corner or years down the road.

Access the document directly here: Sources of Pre-Retirement Information

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Access on the Resources page and the Retirees page.

 

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Current Local Lodge 1725 Bylaws now available online!

May 1, 2017 Admin 0

Several members have requested that our current Bylaws be made available online. We are happy to announce we have now uploaded them to the site and they are available to view/print/download. This should be very helpful with the recent call for Bylaws Proposals going out.

You can access the Bylaws directly here: Local Lodge 1725 Bylaws

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Find them on the Resources page under the Local Lodge 1725 Documents section.

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