Congratulations Cathy White on your Retirement!

June 27, 2019 Admin 0

Victory Lodge 1725 would like to congratulate Cathy White on her retirement!

Cathy worked as a Material Planner for American Airlines in CLT Base Maintenance.

Cathy, thank you for your years of service and we hope you relax and enjoy your retirement. The doors of our lodge are always open for you and we hope you will come back and visit us sometime.

Below are photos of Cathy receiving her watch from Victory Lodge 1725 Vice-President Joe Behan. CLT Heavy Maintenance AMT Jim Hendershot presented Cathy with a plaque from the membership as well.

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Victory Lodge 1725 Loses Three Members in two weeks.

June 27, 2019 Admin 0

June 27, 2019

Victory Lodge 1725 is sad to announce the recent passing of three of our members: David Biles on June 12, and Vincent “Vinnie” Aufiero and Ronald “Ozzy” Osborne on June 26.

All of us would like to take some time today to remember and reflect on our friends and their families.

We will post separate arrangements for these members as we receive them.

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Randy Griffith

June 26, 2019 Admin 0

June 26, 2019

The entire District 142 staff is deeply saddened by the passing of one of our General Chairs, Randy Griffith.  Randy passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 while at home in Mesa, Arizona.  Randy had been a General Chair for the District since 2010 and serviced most of the western stations at American Airlines.  He also negotiated the mechanic and related contract at Hawaiian Airlines, Swissport Services in Phoenix and Las Vegas and the Jetstream Services agreement in Phoenix.  Prior to coming on the District staff, he was an Avionics Technician at US Airways (previously America West) … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – June 24, 2019

June 25, 2019 Admin 0

June 24, 2019

On June 18 – 20, 2019, your Committee met with the Company in Dallas, Texas at Southwest Airlines Headquarters to continue contract negotiations.  This week an Agreement in Principle was reached for Letter of Understanding with Temporary Assignment Guidelines-Customer Service Agents.  The Company responded with Article Eleven (Filling of Vacancies) which prompted constructive discussions with regards to this Article as well as Articles Five (Classification), Six (Hours of Service), Seven (Overtime) and Ten (Part-Time Employees).

Upcoming sessions are scheduled for July 9 – 11, 2019 and July 16 -18, 2019 in Dallas.  Your solidarity and support are … Read More...

Alaska Airlines Announcement

June 18, 2019 Admin 0

June 18, 2019

Sisters and Brothers:

Your Negotiating Committee is pleased to announce a Tentative Agreement (TA) has been reached with Alaska Airlines for the COPS and RSSA agreements, respectively.

The TA provides many changes, some of which include:

  • 5 year Agreement with Work Protection.
    • All work currently performed exclusively by IAM members at each location on the Alaska Airlines’ system is protected, and the Company is prohibited from outsourcing such work for the entire term of the contract plus two years
  • 10%-16% increase on base wages on date of ratification
  • Downline increases that put both COPS and RSSA members

Congratulations Rick Russo on your Retirement!

June 17, 2019 Admin 0

All of us would like to congratulate former Victory Lodge 1725 President Rick Russo on his retirement!

Rick leaves behind a long legacy of service to the IAM on the local and district levels.

Rick we hope you will come back and see us from time to time and enjoy your retirement to the fullest. Thank you for your years of service.

Below are photos of Rick receiving his watch and certificate from Victory Lodge 1725 President Craig Vanderhoof.

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Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 06/14/2019

June 14, 2019 Admin 0

June 14, 2019

Sisters and Brothers:

The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management June 11-12, 2019, in Seattle, Washington.

We made significant progress this week, and to build on that progress, your Committee will be meeting informally with the Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee next week in Seattle, Washington.

There is one source of official communications regarding these negotiations – that is those issued by your Negotiating Committee.

Remember: United we stand, divided we beg.

In Unity,

Jeff Tobius

Justin Bates (ANC) Jesse Wilson (ANC) Jason McAdoo (JNU) Dan Suafoa (SEA)
Enrique Rebollo (SEA) …

American Airlines Pension Update

June 14, 2019 Admin 0

June 14, 2019

Dear American Airlines IAM Member:

We are pleased to announce that American Airlines has agreed a rehabilitation plan to strengthen the IAM National Pension Fund and protect your retirement benefits.  American and the IAM have jointly agreed to the NPF’s Preferred Schedule of the Rehabilitation Plan.  This means that American chose to increase the Company’s financial contribution, to ensure your future monthly benefit at age 65 will not be reduced because of the Rehabilitation Plan.

IAM District 142 General Chairs have been briefed by representatives of the IAM National Pension Plan and will be in the field meeting with … Read More...

Victory Lodge 1725 Communications Team Wins Big at Conference Banquet

June 13, 2019 Admin 0

June 13, 2019

Last week the IAM’s Communication Conference was held in Las Vegas, NV. At the end of the conference, during the banquet Thursday evening, the annual Wimpy Awards were given out for local lodge and district lodge websites, newsletters and social media pages. The Wimpy Awards are named in honor of William W. “Wimpy” Winpisinger, the eleventh International President of the IAM. 

Our local was honored in a big way as we took home two awards! Communicator/Webmaster Todd Day was awarded 1st Place General Excellence – Local Lodge Websites and Newsletter Editor Gary Winchester was awarded 3rd Place … Read More...