(704)357-0027 manager@vl1725.org

Victory Lodge 1725

The August business meeting will be  held on Thursday, September 14th, at 4:00 pm

3727 Rose Lake Drive Charlotte, NC 28217

Attendance Arbitration Decision

The Association for both AA Fleet and Mecanic and related work groups have received the ruling in the attendance and holiday pay arbitration cases.  The arbitrator ruled in favor of the Association’s position on several things that will positively impact our members.  The local Grievance committee and General Chairmen will be making rounds to brief break rooms on the details of this arbitration outcome. Read More

Fall Golf Outing. Tuesday, October 24th 2023








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About Us

Solidarity.. United, we are one. Standing together, we are unstoppable!

“Victory Lodge” Local 1725 is one of nearly 1,100 Local Lodges affiliated with the over 742,000 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, 100,000 being employed in the Transportation Sector. The IAM; the Machinists Union and the IAMAW are accepted proper names for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

Local Lodge 1725 has been part of the Charlotte community since it was first chartered on June 2nd, 1943 after workers at Brown Equipment and Manufacturing voted to be represented by the Union. Representation in the airline industry started with Eastern Airlines in the early 1950’s.

The organizations leadership is distributed through district lodges in which the majority of these district lodges are responsible for direct collective bargaining for the local lodges for which they represent.

This lodge represents over 3500 active members from both District Lodges 141 & 142, and covers members employed at American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, PSA Airlines and Alaska Airlines.

The majority of members work at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Our members are also represented in Raleigh and Asheville, NC; Greenville-Spartanburg and Charleston, SC and Dayton, OH.



Annual Guide Dogs Golf Outing.

Annual Guide Dogs Golf Outing.

The Women's Committee and the Guide Dog Committee would like to thank everyone participating in the charity golf tournament on May 17. The golf tournament benefited Guide Dogs of America and Tender Loving Canines. This was our most successful golf tournament, bringing...

Victory Lodge 1725’s First Puppy Sponsor.

We have some great news to share with our members. Last year we raised 15,000 dollars for Guide Dogs of America and Tender Loving Canines. Our local lodge gets a puppy sponsorship for every 5,000 dollars raised.  When a puppy is assigned a sponsor, it will wear a harness with our local lodge name printed on it.

 Our local is now the sponsor of our first pup. Her name is Iggy. She is a black female Lab. You can watch Iggy grow and progress as she lives with her puppy handlers and trains to become a Guide Dog. Please follow her on Facebook under Iggy’s Adventures.


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Upcoming Events

Officers And Staff

President:  Helena Thornton  hthornton@vl1725.org

Vice-President:  Yusuf Baskin ybaskin@vl1725.org

Recording Secretary: Tami Travis ttravis@vl1725.org

Secretary-Treasurer:  Justin Conyers  jconyers@vl1725.org

Chris Johnson cjohnson@vl1725.org

Jason Wells jwells@vl1725.org

Nolan Arnold narnold@vl1725.org


Stephen Linson slinson@vl1725.org

Auditors: Lou Gilmore, Tony Wright


Executive Secretary: Gary Winchester  manager@vl1725.org

Communicator/Webmaster: Lou Gilmore  webmaster@vl1725.org

Current Contracts

Office (704)357-0027

3727 Rose Lake Dr

Charlotte, NC 28217


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