2021 Grand Lodge Convention Delegate Election Results

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, during the regular business meeting, an election was held for delegates to the 2021 Grand Lodge Convention in San Diego. Your membership elected the following delegates (listed in alphabetical order): Joseph Behan John Bidoglio Daryl Current Todd Day Kenny Geis Mike Knoble Mike Moser Rich Novak Helena Thornton Craig Vanderhoof John Wilkinson  Gary Winchester  Alternates: [Read More..]

Official Results of the 2021 IAM Grand Lodge Officer Election

Reposted from goiam.org In accordance with Article III of the Constitution of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), nominations for Grand Lodge office for the term ending June 30, 2025 were conducted in January 2021. As a result of those nominations, the following officers were elected by acclimation (without a challenger): Robert Martinez Jr., International PresidentGary R. [Read More..]

Membership Re-Elects Dora Cervantes as IAM General Secretary-Treasurer

May 7, 2021 Reposted from goiam.org Dear Sisters and Brothers, I want to thank every member who participated in the IAM’s Grand Lodge Officer Election for General Secretary-Treasurer. Our election process allowed members from across North America to have a voice in the future of our great union. The results show that Dora Cervantes has been re-elected as the IAM’s General Secretary-Treasurer. Complete [Read More..]

Essential Worker and Union Members Vaccination Event

Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council is hosting a vaccination event for union members, essential workers and their families in Charlotte on Friday, April 23rd at the International House on Central Avenue. The available vaccine will most likely be Moderna and will require a second dose four weeks later, May 21 which will be scheduled at the first event. WHERE:International House 1817 Central Ave #215, Charlotte, NC 28205 WHEN:Friday [Read More..]

Winpisinger Center Enrolling for Online Leadership Classes

The Machinists Union isn’t letting a global pandemic keep from educating members and future leaders. The William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center is offering an online adaptation of their Leadership I program June 14-25 and July 12-23, 2021. The programs are scheduled to accommodate varying work shifts and time zones with the June class beginning in the evening and [Read More..]

Local Labor Roundtable with Congresswoman Alma Adams

The Machinists Non-Partisan Political League (MNPL) would like to invite you to join us for a local labor roundtable with Congresswoman Alma Adams. Tuesday, March 30th 11AM RSVP to Megan Frye (443) 974-8429 -or- megan@kalikassociates.com See the flyer below for all the information! Download PDFPrint Post

NC State AFL-CIO COVID Safety Training Registration Available!

2021 NC Labor Leadership Development Training Series Register now for our COVID Safety Training, Thursday, March 25th! We will educate participants on COVID safety standards and how to react to violations. Topics will include understanding proper safety procedures for COVID safety, identifying unsafe procedures in the workplace, and learning how to push for improved worker safety standards for COVID-19. Registration [Read More..]

Announcing the 2021 Adolph Stutz Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest

Dear Member of IAM District Lodge 141: We are writing to inform you about a special benefit offered by IAM District Lodge 141: the Adolph Stutz Memorial Scholarship. Each year, our District awards several scholarships to qualified and deserving members — or their children, grandchildren, or spouses — who are pursuing a college education. The scholarship awards range from $1,000 to [Read More..]


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Decisions & Choices: Layoff Resource Manual

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Sisters and Brothers, Understanding that the loss of a job will undoubtedly put great physical and emotional strain upon workers and their families, I want you to know that you are not alone. To get the help you may need, you must know where to find it The IAM has created this manual to assist you if you have lost [Read More..]

We Stood Together in Solidarity!

A few images from our historic fight to secure our JCBA's.

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2020 Stewards, Committees & Officers

Photos from the swearing in ceremonies throughout the year for our Shop Stewards, Grievance Committees and Officers

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All New JCBA’s

Below are links to all new JCBA's. Note these are the TA versions until we have the final agreements available.

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The next monthly union business meeting is Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 12:00pm. The meeting will be at the local lodge.

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Joe Behan, President: pres@vl1725.org

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