Happy Holidays from Victory Lodge 1725

December 23, 2019 Admin 0

The Officers and Staff of Victory Lodge 1725 would like to wish every one of our members the Happiest of Holidays. 

If you are traveling over the holidays we hope you get to your destination safely. 

If you are one of our many members who will be working through the holidays, we recognize your sacrifice. Please know that you are the backbone of our local and we appreciate you.

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Happy Holidays from the IAM

December 23, 2019 Admin 0

Sisters, Brothers and Friends of the IAM,

As 2019 rapidly nears its end and we make our various holiday plans, I want to let you know what an honor it is for myself and your Executive Council to serve our great union.

The IAM is much more than territories, districts, local lodges and shop floors—it is family. Our Machinists Union family will be in my heart as we close out the year, and my gratitude goes out to all of you for your hard work in 2019.

Whether your plans include traveling to visit family and friends or taking on the role as host, I sincerely wish you all … Read More...

A Holiday Message from GVP Pantoja

December 23, 2019 Admin 0

I’d like to wish every IAM member and their family peace, love and health this holiday season. Your hard work throughout the year is what makes our union as strong as it is. Thank you for making this year one of our best.I’d also like to extend my gratitude to those IAM members who will be working during the holidays. You sacrifice time away from your families so millions of travelers can spend time with theirs. Most passengers will be too hurried to express their appreciation, so let me say it for them – Thank you.  Sito Pantoja, General Vice … Read More...

Association Bulletin – 12/14/2019

December 14, 2019 Admin 0

December 14, 2019

Sisters and Brothers,

Over the past several weeks, the Association, the NMB and American Airlines have been working to reach the tentative agreement our members have been promised and rightfully deserve. As most of you know, we also agreed to limit communications in a manner that would not create more rumor or innuendo from either side.

Management Negotiators are frequently absent from these negotiations which was the primary reason for not continuing face-to-face negotiations this week. We also had requested that the NMB allow us to negotiate the week of Thanksgiving, but the Company Negotiators passed on … Read More...

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2019 Grievance Committee Election Results

December 12, 2019 Craig Vanderhoof 0

December 12, 2019

The election results for the Fleet Service and Maintenance & Related Grievance Committees are now in.

Congratulations to all those members elected and reelected in todays elections and Thank You to all of our Grievance Committee members for the last two years of outstanding service to our membership.

Results Below:

District 141 – Fleet Service:

Chair- John Wilkinson

Daryl Current

Mike Knoble 


District 142 – Mechanic & Related: 

Chair- Kenny Geis

Joe Behan

Todd Day

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IAM District 142 Wins Arbitration Case for AA Stock Clerks

December 11, 2019 Admin 0

December 11, 2019

Earlier this year, District Lodge 142 saw the culmination of a protracted battle over protecting the rights of work we have a contractual right to perform.  The case involved CLT Stores work and was discovered by some very diligent CLT Stores members who subsequently engaged their local IAM Stewards in the filing of the instant grievance.  The case moved through the process and was ultimately presented in an arbitration before Arbitrator Richard Bloch. The arbitration centered on an investigation that discovered that management had been secretly executing repair orders at remote locations for years. All of these … Read More...

Roger Thompson Receives Retirement Watch

Congratulations to Roger Thompson on his Retirement!

December 4, 2019 Admin 0

Congratulations are in order for Roger Thompson on his retirement. Roger retired Tuesday, December 3, 2019 with a ceremony at the Charlotte Heavy Maintenance Hangar. He worked as a Lead Mechanic on 2nd Shift in the Composite Shop.

Roger began his career in aviation maintenance in 1967 and went to work for Piedmont Airlines in 1973. He received the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award in 2017, having completed 50 years as a mechanic. He retired with 52 total years in aviation, with 46 of those years being with Piedmont Airlines, USAir, US Airways and American Airlines.

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Ryan, Simmons Named Transportation Department Special Representatives

December 2, 2019 Admin 0

General Vice President Sito Pantoja is proud to announce the appointment of Sean Ryan and Gil Simmons as the Transportation Department’s newest Special Representatives. 

Sean Ryan initiated into IAM Local Lodge 2444 in April 1985 when he was hired by Piedmont Airlines in Norfolk VA. He served as Grievance Committee Chairman from 1990-2008. In 1995, he was appointed and later elected as the first and only president of the newly chartered Local Lodge 2914 where he served in that capacity until 2008 when he was appointed and later elected to his current position of General Chair for District 142. Prior … Read More...