Victory Lodge 1725 would like to wish all our members a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! As we enter into 2017 let’s all strive to make our lodge the best it can be. Remember, YOU the members ARE our union and our local lodge. We appreciate your support!… Read More...
To the membership of IAMAW Victory Lodge 1725, the dues calculation for 2017 is complete and is as follows. As per our bylaws Victory Lodge 1725’s minimum dues rate is $66.00/month. Monthly dues are equal to 2 times the weighted average hourly earnings plus affiliation fees.… Read More...
The 2017 IAM Scholarship Competition is now accepting applications. The deadline for submissions is February 24, 2017.
The IAM awards scholarships to:
- Children of IAM members (parent or guardian) applying for college
- Children of IAM members (parent or guardian) applying for vocational or technical school
- IAM members applying for college
Since its implementation in 1960, the Scholarship Competition has continued to grow. This past year, 2015-2016, the IAM received 294 applications for scholarships. The 16 scholarships awarded were valued at $72,000.
By convention resolution, IAM delegates determined that voluntary contributions… Read More...
Being a union member has plenty of benefits and for Union Plus credit card holders, winning the American Dream Sweepstakes could be one of them.
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As part of celebrating the 30th anniversary of Union Plus, more than $100,000 in prizes are being given away through the end of the year. Twelve winners every week will receive $500 gift cards and one $30,000 grand prize will be awarded.
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Check out the other ways it pays to be a union member by … Read More...
This month, approximately 30,000 ground workers at American Airlines will see their industry-leading wage rates reflected in their paychecks. The wage increases for the TWU/IAM Association represented workers will average approximately 22 percent. Mechanic and Related workers will surpass by three percent similarly classified workers at Delta Airlines. Fleet Service, Stores/Material Logistic Specialists and Maintenance Training Specialists’ wages will increase one percent ahead of their peers at United Airlines.
“These industry-setting increases are the result of the Association Negotiating Committees’ hard work,” said Association Chairman Sito Pantoja and Vice Chairman Harry Lombardo. “These gains are only the beginning for our … Read More...
The winners of the 2016 IAM Photo Contest have been named and the 2017 Calendar, featuring the winning photos, is now available for order.
District 141’s own Senior Communications Coordinator, Dave Lehive, has won First Place for his photography in the 2016 IAM Photo Contest. Download and Post
IAM photographers from around the US and Canada compete each year to bring the best unposed photography of IAM members at work. Winning contestants are recognized, along with their work, on the GoIAM.org website.
Dave Lehive has been a working photographer and AV specialist for decades, beginning as a Communicator at Local … Read More...
Sisters and Brothers,
As many of you know, last year the District Lodge 141 membership proposed, and the 2015 District Lodge 141 Convention delegates approved, many bylaw amendments.
Those bylaw changes were then put to the entire membership for a referendum vote in December, 2015. One of the amendments approved by the membership changed the required number of Local Lodge endorsements to run for an elected District 141 Officer position from four to 10. Despite the fact that this bylaw amendment passed overwhelmingly, the Department of Labor (DOL) has informed District Lodge 141 that the federal agency believes it violates … Read More...
As mentioned in the previous bulletin today, the Association Mechanic & Related/Stores Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines this week at DFW. During this session, your committee worked on developing a Q&A related to the Interim Letter of Agreement hoping to clarify members’ questions about wage increases and other issues.
Please see the attachment below:
Sisters and Brothers,
As previously communicated last Friday, the TWU-IAM Association and American Airlines reached an interim wage agreement to provide Association members wage and pension increases and job security enhancements while we continue negotiating joint collective bargaining agreements.
Below are links to each Letter of Agreement (LOA) for every Association class and craft and the transition LOAs for each of the previously unrepresented (accreted) groups.
As part of the plan to communicate these significant enhancements, Association representatives will be available to meet with members—as always—to answer any questions you may have.
Interim wage LOAs:
Sisters and Brothers,
The TWU-IAM Association today announced we have reached an interim agreement with American Airlines to provide all members industry-leading wage rates, a lump sum payment and retirement improvements. Your committee will continue joint contract negotiations with American to resolve all outstanding issues, including bargaining additional wage and retirement improvements.
Association members will receive the industry-best wages we deserve effective November 2016 and not have to wait as we continue to bargain the other parts of our joint contracts. A lump sum payment will be made to members to bridge the gap until the November 2016 effective date. … Read More...