Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Today, the Senate will vote on bill H.R. 268. If passed, this bill would allow the government to reopen while negotiations continue.
Lawmakers have the power and the responsibility to do what’s right. They need to bring 800,000 federal workers back to work and pay those who are working without pay.
That’s why I am urging IAM members to call their senators today and tell them to support H.R. 268 (Amendment #6), because federal workers, including thousands of IAM and NFFE-IAM members, absolutely cannot afford to be out of work any longer.
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On Monday, January 21, 2019, Victory Lodge 1725 members Helena Thornton, Recording Secretary/Community Service Chair and Renae Miller, Women’s/Human Rights Chair marched in the Martin Luther King Jr parade in Atlanta in support of Delta workers right for union representation.
These members have been working with District Lodge 141’s Organizing Committee in Atlanta and marched in solidarity to honor Martin Luther King Jr. We are proud of our members who are working for the District in this important organizing campaign!
“Sisters and brothers, today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights activist and leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States. He was committed to peace, non-violent protest and equality for all.
Throughout his life, Dr. King also stood up for union rights. One of his phrases was: “All labor has dignity.” As we celebrate his legacy today, it seems that there isn’t a more important time than now for us to remember those words and to follow Dr. King’s example in fighting for union rights as human … Read More...
Brothers and Sisters,
The TWU/IAM Association Executive Negotiating Committee this week met in full session with American Airlines under the auspices of National Mediation Board Mediators, Jim Mackenzie and Eva Durham, in San Francisco, CA. In addition to the executive committee, the full negotiating committees were also in San Francisco to support and caucus with the executive committee.
All members of the negotiating committees had the opportunity to meet with the mediators and were fully engaged in the process. We had input on all discussions and received real-time activity reports from the negotiating table. The previously agreed to agenda … Read More...
The day I found out I was going to be the next President of the Local a good friend sent me a quote, ” If you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog, in any fight, the lions will die like a dog. But If you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion, all dogs will fight as a lion”.
These are not only words that I plan to stand by but a promise that I will always strive to be the best leader I can be for this Local … Read More...
Negotiations continued at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas January 8-10, 2019. This session the company responded to Articles Two (Scope of Agreement), Six (Hours of Service) and Seventeen (Safety and Health). Open dialog took place once again with regards to Article Seven (Overtime). The committee is committed to preserving the members quality of life. Your continued solidarity, and patience are appreciated through this process.
Present for the company were: Adam Carlisle Sr. Director, Labor Relations; Danielle Reidder, CS&S Regional Director; Dan Kusek, Sr. Mgr., Labor Relations for CSA; Jeff Cox, Ground Ops Stn. Dir.; Andrea Nivet, Sr. Mgr. Labor … Read More...
The CLC is looking forward to big things this year and we can’t wait to share them with you!
Saturday, Jan 19th – Join fellow union members and their families to represent the Labor Movement in the Annual Charlotte Martin Luther King Jr Parade. Economic justice is social justice! Come out to celebrate our history supporting the civil rights movement and to prepare to continue work in the work left to us in the legacy of Martin Luther King. Jr. https://www.facebook.com/events/602124086867078/
Saturday, February 9th – Last year, the CLC took two buses to Raleigh so that union members could participate … Read More...
The new Local Lodge President and Executive Board were sworn in at the regular monthly business meeting on Thursday, January 10th, 2019.
Your new Victory Lodge 1725 Executive Board members are:
President: Craig Vanderhoof
Vice President: Joe Behan
Treasurer: Gary Winchester
Recording Secretary: Helena Thornton
Trustees: Chris Johnson, Kenny Geis, Mark DeLuke
Conductor-Sentinel: Maureen Kelly
Auditors: John Wilkinson, Chris Swaney, Bud Brown
Please see the picture and video below and if you see any of our new Executive Board members on the job be sure to take a moment and congratulate them and offer them your support.