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...

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President’s Report – January 2019

January 17, 2019 Craig Vanderhoof 0

The day I found out I was going to be the next President of the Local a good friend sent me a quote, ” If you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog, in any fight, the lions will die like a dog. But If you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion, all dogs will fight as a lion”.

These are not only words that I plan to stand by but a promise that I will always strive to be the best leader I can be for this Local … 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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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...