Martin Luther King Day

January 14, 2018 Mike Jones 0

On Monday, January 15th this nation will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We know of Dr. King as the preeminent warrior in the fight against the injustice of racism. Racism however was not his only fight.

Dr. King was also a passionate and powerful ally of labor unions in their fight for workplace justice. Dr. King understood that social and economic injustice in the workplace was born from the same enemy that gave us Jim Crow outside of the workplace. He found that the injustice on the farm was also to be found on the factory floor. In a … Read More...

President’s Report – January, 2018

January 13, 2018 Mike Jones 0

01/12/2018

This past Monday I watched the college football national championship. It was a great game played by two great teams. These teams were there because they excel at the most critical phase of the game. It’s not defense, offense, or special teams. It’s recruiting. Those games are won and lost in recruiting.

It occurred to me that the same is true for unions only we do not call that phase of our game recruiting. We call it organizing and just like in college football, it is crucial to our success.

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Association, AA Executive Session Negotiations Continue – 01/12/2018

January 13, 2018 Admin 0

01/12/2018

2018 Adolph Stutz Memorial Scholarship Awards Open for Applicants

January 13, 2018 Admin 0

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This essay competition is open to children, spouses and dependent grandchildren (as defined by the IRS) of members with one year or more of good standing (as of June 1, 2017) in District Lodge 141 who are graduating high school seniors or who are currently enrolled full time and/or commencing college full time. The competition is also open to any members with one year or more of good standing (as of June 1, 2017) in District Lodge 141 who

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Charlotte Local 1725 AA Fleet Service Grievance Committee Sworn In

January 9, 2018 Admin 0

 

What a way to start a new year!

The pictures here show IAM District 141 AGC Mike Fairbanks swearing in the Charlotte Local 1725 AA Fleet Service Grievance Commitee. The three on the committee are Daryl Current, Mike Knoble and John Wilkinson. Thank you Brothers for your leadership role that you have been elected to serve the membership.

Photographs by Louis Gilmore

 

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Congratulations Mike “Bubba” Kara and Steven Livengood on your retirement!

January 6, 2018 Admin 0
Mike Kara
Mike “Bubba” Kara receiving his retirement watch from Victory Lodge President Mike Jones

 

Steven Livengood
Victory Lodge Trustee Mark DeLuke presenting a retirement watch to Steven Livengood

A big Congratulations goes to out to Powerplant Shop mechanics Mike “Bubba” Kara and Steven Livengood on their retirement on January 5th, 2018. Bubba, who worked 1st Shift, and Steven, who worked 2nd Shift, ended long and well-traveled careers with the last several years spent at the Offsite Facility in Charlotte.

Enjoy your retirement, gentlemen. And come see us at the Lodge sometime!

 

Mike Kara
Mike “Bubba” Kara and President Mike Jones

 

Steven Livengood
Trustee Mark
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Website Year in Review: 2017

January 4, 2018 Admin 0

As we head into 2018 I thought it might be fun to look back on 2017 from the perspective of our lodge website. 2017 was a year of much needed changes, additions and “tweaking” of the new website which was launched on July 13th, 2016. As a web developer I can truthfully say that the hardest part of designing and maintaining a website is keeping the content fresh, up to date and most of all useful and relevant. When I set out to launch the new site in 2016 I asked myself (as well quite a few of my coworkers), … Read More...

Happy New Year 2018!!

January 1, 2018 Admin 0

The officers and staff of Victory Lodge 1725 would like to wish all our members and their families a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! As we move into 2018 let us all think about what we can do individually and collectively for our lodge and our fellow workers. Great things are in store for Victory Lodge 1725 in 2018.

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