*MUST READ* Golf Outing Venue Change

May 18, 2022 Attention all Victory Lodge members planning to participate in the Golf Outing on May 25th, 2022. There has been a change of venue. The golf outing will now take place at: RENAISSANCE GOLF COURSE (Harry L. Jones) 1525 Tyvola Rd. Charlotte, NC 28217 Shotgun start is at 8:00AM We will see you there! Download PDFPrint Post

Southwest Airlines Members Reject Agreement

May 7, 2022 Sisters and Brothers, Our members have spoken and the contract was rejected with an overwhelming majority vote to authorize the union to strike. We would like to thank everyone who voted and your Negotiating Committee for their hard work during this process. Your leadership will be meeting in the coming days to determine the best path forward [Read More..]

Southwest Airlines (WN) Ratification Vote

April 28, 2022 Via Email and Posting on All – IAM Bulletin Boards, IAM Websites (Do Not Use Company Equipment for Printing) The IAM/Southwest Airlines CBA Tentative Agreement Ratification Vote will be held electronically only. No member will be going to voting polls in-person.  There will be no Local Lodge polls open. Members eligible to vote with a IAM membership [Read More..]

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DL 142 Scholarship Competition — 2022

April 22, 2022 Sisters and Brothers: This letter is to announce the Year 2022 competition for the District Lodge 142 Scholarship Program. This program is based on a scholarship competition open to members of District Lodge 142 and all Year 2022 graduating high school seniors who are legal children of members of District Lodge 142. APPLY TODAY: Click here for the [Read More..]

Negotiations Continue in Houston

April 16, 2022 This week, the IAM District 141 Negotiations Committee and United Airlines continued negotiations in Houston, Texas. Both parties exchanged proposals and responded to open items regarding issues in Articles 1, 4, and 10 in the collective bargaining agreements. While we hoped to be much further along in this expedited negotiations process, we achieved incremental progress this week. [Read More..]

LL 1725 4th Annual Charity Golf Outing

Our annual golf outing is back for 2022! May 25, 2022 (Wednesday) at Crowders Mountain Golf Course255 Lincoln Academy RdKings Mountain, NC 28086 9AM Shotgun Start Register as a 4-person team or as an individual and we will pair you up with a team at the course. Early bird special by April 25, 2022: 4 person team $300/Individual $75 After [Read More..]

David Lehive Appointed IAM Communications Representative

April 14, 2022 IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed David J. Lehive as a Headquarters Communications Representative, effective April 14, 2022. Lehive, formerly the IAM District 141 Communications Director, is an award-winning communicator with a long history of telling worker stories and helping to develop and implement strategies that advance the goals and brand of the IAM. “The [Read More..]

Edison Fraser Appointed IAM Air Transport Territory Chief of Staff

April 14, 2022 IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Edison Fraser, currently, IAM Transportation Coordinator, to serve as IAM Air Transport Territory Chief of Staff. The creation of the Air Transport Territory, which will be led by Richard Johnsen, and the appointment of Fraser are effective May 1, 2022. Fraser, a 19-year IAM member, has served as Transportation Coordinator [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..]

Photo Gallery Previews

Check out previews of some of our photo galleries. You can find all the galleries at the link below:
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2022 Shop Steward Training

District 141 Education Representatives training our new Shop Stewards at the local lodge.

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Women’s Leadership & Election Training at W3

Victory Lodge 1725 women in leadership attended classes at Winpisinger for Women's Leadership and Election Training.

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2022 Stewards, Committees & Officers

2022 Executive Board Officers, Committees and Stewards Sworn in on historic day.

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We Stood Together in Solidarity!

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

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75th Anniversary Brunch & Recognition Celebrations

Honoring our past and current leadership at the celebration brunch for our lodge's 75th anniversary.

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L-R: Edison Fraser, Dora Cervantes, Renae Miller, Helena Thornton, Tami Travis, Richard Johnsen

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.

Fleet Service

Mechanic & Related

Material Logistics Specialists

Maintenance Control Technicians

Maintenance Training Specialists

Meeting Schedule

The next monthly union business meeting is Thursday, June 9th, 2022 at 4:00pm. The meeting will be at the local lodge. Agenda Pending..

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  • 11:30 am-1:30 pm
    May 3, 2022

    3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217

    3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217

    Victory Lodge 1725 monthly executive board meeting.

  • 8:00 am-2:00 pm
    May 25, 2022

    Victory Lodge 1725 charity golf outing to benefit Renaissance West STEM Academy – Backpack School Drive.

    Lunch – Drinks – Prizes – Fun!!

    When: May 25th, 8:00 AM – Shotgun Start

    Where: Renaissance Golf Course 1525 W Tyvola Ave, Charlotte, NC 28217

    4-Person team: $325  Individual: $85

    For more info see:

    Helena Thornton

    Lisa Leathers

    Tami Travis

    April Adcock

    Fred Turner

    Bart Hinson

    Jim “Stinky” Anderson

    Zenira Wiggins

    Debra Stubblefield

    Dave Eisenbath


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Contact Us

Executive Board & Staff

Helena Thornton, President: hthornton@vl1725.org

Vice President: Currently Vacant

Renae Miller, Recording Secretary: rmiller@vl1725.org

Justin Conyers, Secretary Treasurer: jconyers@vl1725.org

Stephen Linson, Conductor-Sentinel: slinson@vl1725.org

Chris Johnson, Trustee: cjohnson@vl1725.org

Tami Travis, Trustee: ttravis@vl1725.org

Jason Wells, Trustee: jwells@vl1725.org

Communicator: Currently Vacant - Todd Day is interim

Gary Winchester, Lodge Manager: manager@vl1725.org