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President’s Report – April 2018

04/24/2018 The phrase “Know Your Enemy” is a saying derived from Sun Tzu’s “Art of War.” As a union we often mistake the company as our enemy. The company may be our adversary, but it is not our enemy. The two however are interconnected. As a Union our enemy is membership apathy. Apathy is defined as “a state of indifference” and [Read More..]

Southwest Airlines Negotiations Survey Closing Soon

04/24/2018 Sisters and Brothers, Just a reminder, the survey for negotiations closes this Saturday.  If you haven’t participated in the survey yet, please do so before the end of the week.  We need your input to help focus our talks.  Please click on this link to begin the survey: The survey will be open until midnight, April 28, 2018. [Read More..]

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H.R. 4 Vote

04/24/2018 The House of Representatives Needs to Vote YES on the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Bill H.R. 4! The House of Representatives will be putting the FAA Reauthorization Bill H.R. 4 to a vote this Thursday, April 26th.  We need every IAM member to contact their House Representative and tell them to vote YES on H.R. 4. H.R. 4 provides a [Read More..]

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – April 24th 2018

04/24/2018 Sisters and Brothers, Discussions regarding our RSSA and COPS negotiations with Alaska Airlines resulted in agreement to delay any filing for mediation services under the Railway Labor Act with the National Mediation Board (NMB). The provisions of Article 25 in the IAM-Alaska Airlines RSSA agreement requires both parties to jointly file for mediation, through the NMB, if an agreement [Read More..]

Union Golf Tournament (with new prizes) Reminder!!

Calling all golfers (and golf fans) from Victory Lodge 1725! This is a reminder that our 2nd Annual Union Golf Tournament is Wednesday, May 9th at Renaissance Golf Course right here in Charlotte. We’ve added some great prizes this year so get out to the range and practice!! There are still slots available to play. Please see the posters below [Read More..]

IAM141 Vice President at Large Bill Wilson Tells American Their Offer is Unacceptable

04/18/2018 All American Airlines employees that belong to this lodge, please watch this video! IAM District 141 Vice President at Large Bill Wilson tells American Airlines President Isom that their contract offer is UNACCEPTABLE. Note: Clicking the link to this article will redirect you to the District 141 website to view the video.

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IAM Responds to Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing

04/17/2018 A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Philadelphia this morning after an uncontained engine failure blew out a window and injured several people on board the aircraft. “The IAM extends its heartfelt compassion to the passengers and crew from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380,” said IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “Three members of the IAM’s EAP and [Read More..]

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IAM Lobbying Results in FAA Provisions for Customer Service Agents and Flight Attendants

04/17/2018 The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Friday introduced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018. The proposed five-year bill includes language that would provide protection for customer service agents from physical abuse and also gives flight attendants a minimum rest of at least ten uninterrupted hours. The IAM has been aggressively lobbying Congress to adopt this pro-airline [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!

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District 141’s Record Breaking Donation for Disaster Relief

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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..]

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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. 

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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, May 10th at 12:00pm.

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

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    • Shop Steward Pocket Guides
    • District 141 Chairperson’s Conference
    • Safety & Health Conference
    • Donation to International Association of Civil Aviation Chaplains
    • District 142 Convention Nominations

MNPL at Work!

Braxton Winston elected to Charlotte City Council

February 27, 2018 0

In 2017 Braxton Winston, a democrat, was elected as an at-large member of the Charlotte City Council. Braxton is a proud member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Union. Having a union member on the City Council is a huge advantage to the local labor movement. We were fortunate to have Braxton visit us at Victory Lodge 1725 last [Read More..]

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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 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..]

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3727 Rose Lake Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217

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