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Photo Galleries now online!

April 16, 2017 Admin 0

We’ve now added a Media page to the website and have already added two photo galleries! You’ll find photos from the 2016 Charity Car Show at the Charlotte Heavy Maintenance Hangar as well as photos from the recent Flag Raising Ceremony to dedicate our brand new Veterans Memorial, also at the Heavy Maintenance Facility!

Do you have photos from a recent union, lodge or station event that you’d like to see on our website? Send your photos (preferably in Zip file format) to webmaster@vl1725.org. We’ll review and edit if necessary and get them online.

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Flag Raising Ceremony at Charlotte Base Maintenance Hangar

April 12, 2017 Admin 0

The Charlotte Base Maintenance Hangar officially dedicated their new Military/Veterans Memorial with a Flag Raising Ceremony at 12:00pm on Wednesday, April 12th, 2007. The American Flag was raised anew along with the North Carolina State Flag and flags representing all the major branches of the US Military: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines along with the official POW/MIA flag.

Uniformed service members assisted in the flag raising along with American Airlines Maintenance employees who were veterans of each service branch. Representatives from the IAM were in attendance along with many members of American Airlines upper and … Read More...

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Victory Lodge 1725 establishes Veterans Committee

March 30, 2017 Admin 0

Victory Lodge 1725 recognizes the unique situation and needs of our members that have served in our country’s military. We believe it is our duty to help and be of service to those members in any way we can. There is an abundance of public and private programs and services open to military veterans; the problem is very few veterans know what’s available and where to go. Victory Lodge 1725’s Veterans Committee seeks to bridge the informational gap between our members and the programs and services they fought for.”

Veterans Committee Chair
John Hurst
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Transition Agreement Reached with IAM, Alaska Airlines Agrees to Bring Work “In-House”

February 21, 2017 Admin 0

February 18, 2017

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and Alaska Airlines today reached a transition agreement that will provide improvements to the working conditions and benefits for Clerical, Office and Passenger Service (COPS) employees. This agreement spells out how Virgin America employees will transition to the coverage of the existing IAM-Alaska Airlines collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

The agreement protects all pre-merger Virgin America Passenger Service work at eight new locations, covering approximately 800 Passenger Service Employees. Virgin America has no ramp or stores employees to integrate into the Alaska workforce and is why this agreement applies

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IAM/Alaska Airlines Update: In Response to Jeff Butler

February 17, 2017 Admin 0

February 15, 2017

Sisters and Brothers,

Jeff Butler responded to my membership report Monday regarding the Alaska- Virgin merger transition talks and tentative agreement.  While his remarks were filled with alternate facts, one thing he conveniently left out was that Alaska is trying to walk away from an agreement made with the IAM that protected the work of the combined Alaska-Virgin workforce.

I will be clear: IAM District Lodge 142 will utilize all resources available to us to defend the Alaska Airlines and Virgin America employees we represent.  If Alaska wants a merged airline where work is not protected and

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Alaska Airlines Negotiations Survey

February 15, 2017 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers,

In preparing for the upcoming negotiations at Alaska Airlines, we have developed a survey to get your input into what matters most to you in a new CBA.  We will soon be asking for contract proposals, so they too will help us focus on what is the high priority issues of the membership.  Please click on the link below to take the survey and encourage your co-workers to do the same.  The more participation, the better focused we can be in talks.

http://www.expertscan.autodata.com/default.aspx?webid=5FC4C851-2C5D-4816-A0F6-7AC5088FA0A7

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact your stewards

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Alaska Airlines Reneges on Transition Agreement

February 15, 2017 Admin 0

February 13, 2007

Just moments before a transition agreement between the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and Alaska Airlines was to be signed, Alaska Airlines insisted the IAM change the terms both parties already agreed to in that transition agreement to allow it to outsource work currently protected under the IAM contract, targeting reservations first. This attack on its own employees by Alaska Airlines to use contractors to perform work currently performed in-house has brought any potential transition agreement between Alaska management and the IAM, and all other merger related matters, to an abrupt halt.

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IAM Files for “Single Carrier Status” at Alaska Airlines

February 12, 2017 Admin 0

February 10, 2017

The IAM today announced it filed for a determination of single carrier status at Alaska Airlines with the National Mediation Board (NMB). The filing requests that the federal agency affirm that post-merger Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are now functioning as a single transportation system for representation purposes for Clerical, Office, Fleet and Passenger Service and Stores employees of the combined carrier.

While Virgin America voluntarily recognized the IAM as the representative of its Clerical, Office, Fleet and Passenger Service and Stores employees upon the close of the merger with Alaska Airlines in December, this single carrier

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IAM and Alaska Airlines Continue Discussions on HMO Arbitration Award Remedy

February 12, 2017 Admin 0

February 8, 2017

Sisters and Brothers:

On February 6, 2017 the IAM met with Alaska Airlines for continued discussions of the Award and Order of the recent HMO Arbitration.   This discussion was focused primarily on determining a remedy for past overcharges of health care costs for our COPS Employees enrolled in an HMO.

Although we were unable to come to an agreement yet on the remedy, we believe the discussions with the Company were positive and these discussions will continue over the next week.

We will continue to keep you updated on our efforts to secure full relief for all

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