IAM Celebrates MLK Day

January 21, 2019 Admin 0

“Sisters and brothers, today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights activist and leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States. He was committed to peace, non-violent protest and equality for all.


Throughout his life, Dr. King also stood up for union rights. One of his phrases was: “All labor has dignity.” As we celebrate his legacy today, it seems that there isn’t a more important time than now for us to remember those words and to follow Dr. King’s example in fighting for union rights as human … Read More...

Association Negotiations Update – 01/18/2019

January 18, 2019 Admin 0

01/18/2019

Brothers and Sisters,

The TWU/IAM Association Executive Negotiating Committee this week met in full session with American Airlines under the auspices of National Mediation Board Mediators, Jim Mackenzie and Eva Durham, in San Francisco, CA. In addition to the executive committee, the full negotiating committees were also in San Francisco to support and caucus with the executive committee.

All members of the negotiating committees had the opportunity to meet with the mediators and were fully engaged in the process. We had input on all discussions and received real-time activity reports from the negotiating table. The previously agreed to agenda … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update: 1/12/2019

January 13, 2019 Admin 0

1/12/2019

Negotiations continued at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas  January 8-10, 2019.  This session the company responded to Articles Two (Scope of Agreement), Six (Hours of Service) and Seventeen (Safety and Health). Open dialog took place once again with regards to Article Seven (Overtime).  The committee is committed to preserving the members quality of life. Your continued solidarity, and patience are appreciated through this process.

Present for the company were:  Adam Carlisle Sr. Director, Labor Relations;  Danielle Reidder, CS&S Regional Director; Dan Kusek, Sr. Mgr., Labor Relations for CSA; Jeff Cox, Ground Ops Stn. Dir.; Andrea Nivet, Sr. Mgr. Labor … Read More...

New Local Lodge President and Executive Board Sworn-In

January 10, 2019 Admin 0

The new Local Lodge President and Executive Board were sworn in at the regular monthly business meeting on Thursday, January 10th, 2019.

Your new Victory Lodge 1725 Executive Board members are:

President: Craig Vanderhoof

Vice President: Joe Behan

Treasurer: Gary Winchester

Recording Secretary: Helena Thornton

Trustees: Chris Johnson, Kenny Geis, Mark DeLuke

Conductor-Sentinel: Maureen Kelly

Auditors: John Wilkinson, Chris Swaney, Bud Brown

Please see the picture and video below and if you see any of our new Executive Board members on the job be sure to take a moment and congratulate them and offer them your support.

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#WearBlueDay: January 11th

January 10, 2019 Admin 0

Don’t forget to wear blue on January 11th!!!

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is recognized each year on January 11th. In recognition of this important day and throughout the month of January, Blue Campaign hosts several special events and educational activities.

Blue Campaign’s largest initiative is #WearBlueDay on January 11th. To raise awareness of human trafficking, we ask people to take photos of themselves, friends, family and colleagues wearing blue clothing and share them on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – along with our #WearBlueDay hashtag. Anyone can participate, all you need is a piece of blue clothing!

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ASAP Concerns

January 8, 2019 Admin 0

We wanted to update you on the status of the Tech Ops ASAP during the government shutdown in order to alleviate any concerns you might have.  If you have submitted an ASAP report in the last few weeks and you haven’t received a response from the Tech Ops ASAP Event Review Committee (ERC), do not be alarmed. The members that constitute the Tech Ops ASAP ERC represent the TWU/IAM, AA, and the FAA. For the interim of the federal government shutdown, the FAA will not be able to participate in the ASAP process. However, the TWU/IAM safety team and the … Read More...

Happy New Year!!

December 31, 2018 Admin 0

Happy New Year from all of the Officers and Staff of Victory Lodge 1725. 2018 has been a heck of a year for our lodge, at times challenging and at times exhilarating. We couldn’t do what we do without the hard work, help and above all solidarity of each of our members.

Here’s to an awesome 2019. Let’s make it the best year ever for our lodge!

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New IAM Pension Application Procedures

December 27, 2018 Admin 0

12/27/2018

Effective January 1, 2019 the Benefit Fund Office (BFO) of the IAM National Pension Fund (IAMNPF) will implement a change to in the Pension Application procedures to ensure compliance with the Fund’s rules.

The IAMNPF Summary Plan Description states: “You will be considered as having applied only when the Fund Office has received all parts of your completed application and any required supporting documents.  Payment cannot begin before the completed application is received.  Your application will have an expiration date, which is within 180 days of your request for it.  Your completed application must be received in the Fund … Read More...

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President’s Report – December 2018

December 18, 2018 Admin 0

President’s Report

On Thursday, December 13th, 2018, Local Lodge 1725 held elections for the next Executive Board and its officers. I would like to thank everyone that took the time to come out and vote in this election. For personal and family reasons I decided not to seek a second term as President of your local. Let me say that it has been my honor and privilege to serve this membership and unionism at large for these past three years.

As I reflect back on my role as President of Local Lodge 1725, I realize it was one … Read More...