AMT Day – May 24th – CLT – Wear your IAM Shirts!

May 23, 2017 Admin 0

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 is AMT Day at the Charlotte Line Maintenance and Base Maintenance Facilities. As a show of solidarity we are asking all IAM members to wear an IAM shirt all day, especially during any celebrations or events in your area.

As always please adhere to any uniform guidelines pertaining to your work area (Line Maintenance).

Thank you for your support!

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Happy Birthday! The IAMAW is 129 years old today!

May 5, 2017 Admin 0

In 1888, nineteen machinists joined together to found the Order of the United Machinists and Mechanical Engineers. This small organization eventually became known as the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which today has a membership of about 800,000 in various North American industries. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. has had a long and interesting history, which follows the struggles of the labor movement during the twentieth century as well as advances in transportation since the days of the railroad.

Thomas Talbot, a machinist in one of Atlanta’s railway yards, gathered 18 of his … Read More...

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Current Local Lodge 1725 Bylaws now available online!

May 1, 2017 Admin 0

Several members have requested that our current Bylaws be made available online. We are happy to announce we have now uploaded them to the site and they are available to view/print/download. This should be very helpful with the recent call for Bylaws Proposals going out.

You can access the Bylaws directly here: Local Lodge 1725 Bylaws

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Find them on the Resources page under the Local Lodge 1725 Documents section.

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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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