Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2019 Admin 0

We would like to wish all the members of Victory Lodge 1725 and their families a very Happy Thanksgiving.

What are we thankful for here? We are thankful for YOU! Our members are our union and our local.

If you are traveling this holiday please be safe and save us a piece of pumpkin pie!


Victory Lodge 1725 Executive Board & Staff.

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Human Trafficking Awareness & Training

November 26, 2019 Renae Miller 0

November 26, 2019

The following letter was sent to Brent Cagle, Aviation Director at CLT by Women’s/Human Rights Committee Chair Renae Miller:

To whom it may concern,

In light of the recent events involving the white van lurking around catering, it is at this time I ask that ALL airport employees receive training on how to recognize Human Trafficking. 

Charlotte is rapidly becoming one of the largest cities for human trafficking. We as employees want to come in and out of work without fear of abduction. Most of us enter or exit the parking lots predawn or late night unescorted. … Read More...

The Association Negotiations Update – NMB Schedules Meetings

November 25, 2019 Admin 0

November 25, 2019

The Association leadership has pursued continuing negotiations on American Airlines with or without the presence of the National Mediation Board (NMB) with some limited success. After our last negotiating session closed November 15, we asked the Company to agree to meet this week. They declined.

The National Mediation Board has announced scheduled mediation dates for the first two weeks of December. We will meet with NMB members December 4th and 6th next week and December 9ththrough 12th the following week.

Our intention will be, as it always has been, to bring the … Read More...

Guide Dogs of America Charity Weekend

November 25, 2019 Admin 0

Woofstock 2019 was held in Las Vegas, NV November 21 – 23.

This fundraising event, “Three Days of Peace and Pups,” featured events such as the Hawgs for Dogs motorcycle ride, Sporting Clay shoot, Golf Tournament and a Charity Banquet.

We’ll have fundraising totals for you soon! In the meantime here are some pictures from our Guide Dogs of America Committee Chair Mark DeLuke. You can also check out our lodge’s Facebook page for more photos from District Lodge 141 Communicator Dave Lehive.

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Renaissance West STEAM Academy

Winter Fest at Renaissance West STEAM Academy

November 23, 2019 Admin 0

Renaissance West STEAM Academy is holding a Winter Fest celebration December 20, 2019 from 9AM to 3PM. Grades PreK – 7th.

All are Welcome!

Donations are needed for non-perishable items, toys, coats, hats, scarves and gloves and gift cards of any amount.

You can drop off donations at the Local Lodge or the 141 or 142 Grievance Committee Offices by Friday, December 13.

Note: All volunteers must be registered as a CMS Volunteer. You can register HERE…

For more information contact Helena at 757-329-5335 or AJ at 704-281-4823.

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Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – November 18, 2019

November 21, 2019 Admin 0

November 18, 2019

Negotiations continued the week of November 11, 2019 in Washington DC.

This week of negotiations focused on Article 7, Mandatory Overtime. The dialogue centered on the need to eliminate the use of Mandatory Overtime and various ways to secure a contract that addresses our members’ desire for a better quality of life.

Prior to recessing negotiations, your committee passed a comprehensive proposal that will ensure our Sisters and Brothers enjoy a quality of life deserving of all employees. Additionally, the comprehensive proposal includes economic provisions recognizing your contributions to the success of Southwest Airlines and that would ensure … Read More...

The Association Negotiations Update – November 16, 2019

November 16, 2019 Admin 0

November 16, 2019

Sisters and Brothers, The Association’s Executive Negotiating Committee met this week in Washington, D.C. with members of the National Mediation Board and representatives from the carrier. Limited progress was made this week, and that is encouraging.  Our goal is not simply to reach an agreement with the company. Our goal is to reach the right agreement for Association members. We need to ensure any agreement provides the wages, benefits and terms that you have earned and deserve. That is why your continued patience and solidarity is so important.  Future negotiation dates are currently being discussed with American … Read More...

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – November 12, 2019

November 13, 2019 Admin 0

November 12, 2019

Negotiations resumed November 6 – 8, 2019 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters in Dallas, Texas. This week, talks continued resulting in an Agreement in Principle of Articles Five (Classifications); Seventeen (Safety and Health) and Eighteen (General and Miscellaneous). Further dialog took place regarding Article Six (Hours of Service). The Negotiation Committee worked on Article Four (Definitions), as well as reviewing all articles previously discussed. 

The next session with the Company is scheduled November 12 -14, 2019 at the Hamilton Hotel Washington, DC. Your solidarity and support are appreciated.

Please go to our website at www.iamdl142.org and sign up … Read More...

Happy Veterans Day

November 11, 2019 Admin 0

The officers and staff of Victory Lodge 1725 would like to wish all those who served a Happy Veterans Day!

Our lodge is fortunate to have a very active and robust Veterans Committee. If you are a Veteran and haven’t gotten involved go to our Veteran’s Committee page and find contact info, links to resources and benefits and ways to get involved.

Thank you for your sacrifices to our country and community!

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