Union Golf Tournament (with new prizes) Reminder!!

April 20, 2018 Admin 0

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 for more information. We hope to see you there!

 

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IAM Responds to Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing

April 17, 2018 Admin 0

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 Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) are already in Philadelphia meeting with IAM members from Southwest. We have contacted the Transport Workers Union, which represents Southwest’s Flight Attendants and Fleet Service workers, and offered our CIRT team’s assistance. I commend the … Read More...
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IAM Lobbying Results in FAA Provisions for Customer Service Agents and Flight Attendants

April 17, 2018 Admin 0

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 worker language, meeting with lawmakers from both parties and holding rallies on Capitol Hill. IAM members have also called members from the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urging them to support these changes.
“The IAM has vigorously fought on Capitol … Read More...
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IAM DL 142 Endorsement Election Tally Results

April 17, 2018 Admin 0
*Denotes winner by acclamation
Based on the review of candidate eligibility and candidate acceptance, the candidates whose names are in bold print below will appear on the ballot for the June 8, 2018 Officer Election.
Those names that have an asterisk (*) beside the name have won by acclamation.
If you have any questions, contact Ian Scott-Anderman at (816) 452-6646.

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President/Directing General Chair – 4 Years  (1 position)
  1. Dave Supplee *
Vice President ExpressJet – 4 years (1 position)
     1.   Nicole Fears *
Vice President Southwest – 4 Years (1 position)
     1. Clyde Haynes *
VP – British
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New video and photo galleries added!!

April 13, 2018 Admin 0

04/13/2018

This is a busy and important time for our union and especially our local. You the Members have been hard at work on a lot of projects and our lodge was honored this week with a visit from IAM GVP Sito Pantoja and other members of The Association Negotiating Committee.

We’ve added two new photo galleries you need to check out!

Go Here to see the incredible donations that our Local collected for the Renaissance West STEAM Academy!

These donations were delivered by our own Helena Thornton and Renae Miller from the Women’s/Human Rights Committee.

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Photos from the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Memphis

April 5, 2018 Admin 0

04/05/2018

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018  marked 50 years since the assassination of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
King was shot and killed while standing on a balcony outside the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. He had traveled there for a sanitation workers strike.

A commemorative ceremony marked it as a day of remembrance, celebration and looking back on King’s life and legacy. Among those who spoke was the Rev. Jesse Jackson, one of only two surviving members of King’s entourage on the day he was shot.

Rev. Michael Pfleger, a Catholic priest and activist against street violence on … Read More...

GVP Pantoja Visits Philadelphia Local, Talks American Negotiations

April 4, 2018 Admin 0

04/04/2018

On Tuesday, Transportation GVP Sito Pantoja visited members in Philadelphia and attended a meeting at Local Lodge 1776. GVP Pantoja, along with members of the IAM negotiating team on American Airlines, met with local leaders and committee members to provide an update on the status of negotiations. An industry report was also given to the membership, focusing on the American negotiations.
Members expressed their support and solidarity in achieving an industry best contract on American.
Similar meetings are occurring with IAM and TWU leadership across the country. Positive reports have come from those meetings in what is becoming a … Read More...

75th Anniversary Week Celebrations!

March 28, 2018 Admin 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 industry started with Eastern Airlines in the early 1950’s.

We’re Celebrating our 75 years all week long and we want you to join the party!

Get more information and get your tickets Here.

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Southwest Screening Committee Meets

March 26, 2018 Admin 0

03/23/2018

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

This week a committee of 16 SWA Union Members met to screen over 2000 proposals submitted by the membership. The committee represents a true cross section of SWA employees, able to present the concerns of full time and part time, all work groups, large and small stations and centers, as well as general and specialty skill groups. Proposals were sorted, discussed and prioritized to aid the negotiation committee in crafting the Union’s position to the company.

A survey will be available on IAMDL142.org soon to further capture the needs and concerns of the membership. We … Read More...

Photos from Harmony, NC Mayor Daniel Lee Matney’s visit to Victory Lodge 1725

March 11, 2018 Admin 0

03/11/2018

New Mayor of Harmony, NC, Daniel Lee Matney, is also a recent graduate of Guide Dogs of America!

Mr. Matley and his guide dog Merlin visited Local Lodge 1725 on Thursday March 8th, 2018, during the regular monthly business meeting to talk about his experience with GDA. We are honored that Mr. Matley and Merlin chose to speak to us and we are even more committed to GDA and their amazing programs.

See some photographs from Mr. Matley’s (and Merlin’s) visit courtesy of our own Lou Gilmore!

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