District Lodge 142 Officer Electoins

District Lodge 142 Officer elections will take place on Tuesday November 29th from 6am-6pm at Victory Lodge 1725. 3727 Rose Lake Drive Charlotte, NC 28217. See attached flyer. Download PDFPrint Post

District Lodge 142 Exeutive Board Winners By Acclimation

See the attached list of the District Lodge 142 Officers that have been Elected By Acclimation. The remaining officers will be elected by vote that will take place at Victory Lodge 1725 3727 Rose Lake Drive Charlotte, NC 28217 on Tuesday November 29th, 2022 from 6am-6pm. Download PDFPrint Post

Machinists Union Open Letter to JetBlue CEO

Organizing16 November 2022 Via U.S. Mail and Email Robin Hayes, CEO, JetBlue Airways Inc.27-01 Queens Plaza NorthLong Island City, NY 11101 Dear CEO Hayes: On September 23, 2022, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO (“IAM”), submitted an application to represent the JetBlue Fleet Service employees. The National Mediation Board (“NMB”) has docketed that matter as case number R-7602. On September [Read More..]

2023 IAMAW Transportation Conference Delegate Election Updated Informatin

The delegate election for the 2023 IAM Transportation Conference will be held on Thursday, December 8th during the December Monthly business meeting. This election will run from the opening gavel at 4:00 PM until the closing gavel of the meeting. An updated sample ballot is attached below. Download PDFPrint Post

Association Update: Holiday Arbitration

7 November 2022 |At the end of last week, we were informed by Arbitrator Dana Eischen that he needs to reschedule the Article 22 – Holiday Arbitration scheduled to start on December 1. 2022. At his request, we have rescheduled the hearing to begin on February 2 and, if necessary, Feb 3, 2023. Download PDFPrint Post

IAM/Southwest Airlines Tentative Agreement Station Visits Schedule

October 28, 2022 Dear Sisters and Brothers: The schedule for station visits has now been set for the new tentative agreement between the IAM and Southwest Airlines. Over the course of the next few weeks, your IAM District Lodge 142 Representatives will be visiting each location to explain the changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and give you, the [Read More..]

Volunteers Needed !!

Victory Lodge 1725 is teaming up with the Charlotte Metrolina Labor Council and hosting a Get Out The Union Vote Day. We will be participating in phone banking and canvasing neighborhoods to get union members of the charlotte area informed about the importance of the upcoming elections in November. We are seeking as many volunteers as possible to make this [Read More..]

Vice President Election Results

The officers and staff of Victory Lodge 1725 would like to thank all the members that came out to cast their vote and let their voices be heard in this election. Congratulations to Brother Yusuf Baskin from our MLS/ Stores department on being voted in as our new Local Lodge Vice President for the remainder of the term. Brother Yusuf [Read More..]


Plugin with iMail

April 6, 2020 0

Stay informed with news straight from the source! Sign up for email communications from the IAM. You can sign up for iMail, TCU Flash News and Machinists on the Hill. Click the link below: Download PDFPrint Post

Machinists Gear Store

Decisions & Choices: Layoff Resource Manual

August 21, 2020 0

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:
Local Lodge Photo Albums

2022 Shop Steward Training

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

Click here to see the full gallery!

Women’s Leadership & Election Training at W3

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

Click here to see the full gallery!

2022 Stewards, Committees & Officers

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

Click here to see the full gallery!

We Stood Together in Solidarity!

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

Click Here to see the complete gallery!

75th Anniversary Brunch & Recognition Celebrations

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

Click here to see the full gallery!

District Lodge 142 Officer Electoins

November 23, 2022 0

District Lodge 142 Officer elections will take place on Tuesday November 29th from 6am-6pm at Victory Lodge 1725. 3727 Rose Lake Drive Charlotte, NC 28217. See attached flyer. Download PDFPrint Post

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, November 10th, 2022 at 12:00 PM The meeting will be at the local lodge. Agenda Below:

Local Lodge Calendar

< 2022 >
  • 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    November 10, 2022

    No additional detail for this event.


Local Lodge Facebook Page

Facebook Pagelike Widget

Guide Dogs Committee Facebook Page

Facebook Pagelike Widget

Retirement Resources

IAM National Pension Fund

Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC)

Health Coverage Tax Credit

Social Security Administration



Affordable Care Act


Contact Us

Executive Board & Staff

Helena Thornton, President: hthornton@vl1725.org

Vice President: Currently Vacant

Recording Secretary: Currently Vacant

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: Louis Gilmore: lgilmore@vl1725.org

Gary Winchester, Lodge Manager: manager@vl1725.org