DL 142

Concerns Over Job Action Posts on Social Media

October 15, 2021 Sisters and Brothers: Recently, we had been advised by one of our companies that they saw posts on social media calling for job action by our members. Let me be very clear, the union does NOT support job actions that violate the current labor agreements. All contracts provide for processes to have disputes resolved. Please review your [Read More..]

AA Vaccine Mandate Update

October 15, 2021 Dear Sisters and Brothers: Today the Association leadership meet via conference call with American Airlines leaders for an update on the Vaccine Mandate Policy and the potential enforcement process. The company explained the accommodation procedures, as it is currently being considered by the carrier, and is urging employees to file requests for such accommodations. The company will [Read More..]

EAP: DEA Public Safety Alert-One Pill Can Kill

Sisters and Brothers, your IAM EAP Representatives are sharing this information to help keep you better informed about health and safety issues that can affect our members’ lives and livelihood. U.S. Department of Transportation sent this bulletin at 10/05/2021 12:48 PM EDT On September 27, 2021, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a Public Safety Alert to warn the American public of [Read More..]

Companies Issue Vaccine Mandates

Sisters and Brothers: Over the past few days, many companies have notified us regarding their compliance with the federal vaccine mandate. Most companies are providing opportunities for our members to request medical or religious exceptions. If your company is offering those, and you plan on doing so, it would be best to start that process as soon as you can. [Read More..]

Transportation Leadership Supports Association

Please read the letter below from Richard Johnsen, Chief of Staff to the International President to Dave Supplee, President/Directing General Chairman of IAM District 142: Download PDFPrint Post

The Association

Association Response to American’s Vaccine Mandate

Dear Sisters and Brothers, American Airlines Labor Relations contacted the TWU-IAM Association on Friday afternoon to inform us that the carrier would announce some changes to the Covid-19 vaccination protocol and how these changes will affect American Airlines employees, including those represented by the TWU/IAM Association. American’s communication was open ended and vague. The Association Leadership will engage American’s senior leadership to discuss what [Read More..]

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IAM/PSA Airlines 2021 Negotiations Information

Having completed the call for proposals, the convening of a committee for proposal screening/correlation for the Union’s body of proposals and the completion of the collective bargaining preparation training last week in CLT, your negotiating committee is prepared to begin bargaining with the Company. The opening day of negotiations is set for October 7th and will occur in DAY. Earlier [Read More..]

Southwest Airlines Ratification Meeting Date and Times Update

Brothers and Sisters: Please note, all meetings in all reservation centers will now be held from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. local time, to allow all members the opportunity to participate in the meeting and vote. Also, the Sarasota (SRQ) meeting will be held on October 30th, in the Breakroom, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. local time. Please take the time [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, October 14, 2021 at 8:00am. The meeting will be at the local lodge.

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Local Lodge Address

3727 Rose Lake Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217

Contact Us


Louis Gilmore, President: pres@vl1725.org

Todd Day, Vice President: vp@vl1725.org

Gary Winchester, Executive Secretary: manager@vl1725.org

Helena Thornton, Recording Secretary: rs@vl1725.org

Todd Day, Communicator: webmaster@vl1725.org

Phone: (704) 357-0027

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