3rd Annual Guide Dogs Charity Golf Tournament

Victory Lodge 1725 and the Young Workers Committee are excited to announce our 3rd Annual Guide Dogs Charity Golf Tournament. When: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 Where: Harry L. Jones Golf Course – Charlotte, NC Please see the poster below for all the details and check out the Google Map below it for the location of the golf course. We can’t [Read More..]

NC STATE AFL-CIO Labor Legislative Conference

I want to thank this membership for sending me as a delegate to the NC State AFL-CIO Legislative Conference in Raleigh on February 12th. We spent the beginning of the day discussing topics as well as the process of lobbying the General Assembly. Next it was on to lobbying. One of the most important tasks we can do as Labor [Read More..]

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – Feb 19th, 2019

02/19/2019 This past week of February 12, 2019 discussions continued at Southwest Airlines Headquarters in Dallas, Texas.  These discussions led to an Agreement in Principal to Article Fifteen: Reduction in Force and the  Company responded to Article Two: Scope of Agreement.  Further exchange took place with Articles Seventeen: Safety and Health, Eighteen: General and Miscellaneous and Twenty-Two: Holidays and Flexible [Read More..]

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2019 IAM Photography Contest

The 2019 IAM Photography Contest is now open and accepting all entries! Please click the image below for the official entry bulletin and info on how to enter! Download PDFPrint Post

Association Bulletin – February 15, 2019

02/15/2019 Brothers and Sisters, Negotiations continued in Atlanta this week. The Executive and the full negotiating committees continued working together at each step of the process and all were fully updated. The company’s hard-line attack on the work Association members do, our Scope, continued throughout the week. The Association’s basic Scope proposals remain to secure the work we do today [Read More..]

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President’s Report – February 2019

“AS ONE” When you walked in today you may have noticed a different seating arrangement and thought, what the hell is he up to?  You thought right, the Executive board and I have noticed just like many of you have noticed that a division of the house is in front of us.  One way we have decided to deal with [Read More..]

AA Sets its Sights on Eliminating TWU/IAM Association Work

02/09/2019 Brothers and Sisters, The Association Executive Committee met with the assigned mediators and a member of the National Mediation Board to gain a better understanding of the remaining open items. The robust dialogue was productive and ensured the meetings would continue throughout the week. We were able to resolve and TA the M&R/MLS Field Trip guidelines. We addressed the [Read More..]

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 02/08/2019

02/08/2019 Sisters and Brothers: The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management February 5-6, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Represented by the Company were: Shane Tackett, Executive Vice President/Strategic Planning; Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Jason Berry, Managing Director/Cargo; Bob Hartnett, Director/Labor; Jeanne Davis, Director/Call Centers; Denise Kliskey, Manager/Labor; Rebecca Meissner, Senior Attorney; and Melinda Maher, Division Controller. [Read More..]

1st and 2nd Shift Heavy Maintenance CLT sending a solid message to American Airlines management on AMT Day. Contract Now!
3rd Shift Heavy Maintenance CLT sending a clear message of Solidarity to American Airlines management on AMT Day!
Solidarity!! Our brothers and sisters in PIT answering the call for Association T-Shirt Day to support our Negotiating Committees.

2019 Transportation Conference

2019 IAM Transportation Conference Delegates

December 15, 2018 0

The election for delegates to the 2019 IAM Transportation Conference was held during the regular business meeting on December 13th, 2018.  The delegates that will represent Victory Lodge 1725 from district 142 will be: Maureen Kelly, Ken Coley and Mark Heim.  There will be a run off election on January 10th, 2019, during the business meeting only, for District Lodge 141, [Read More..]

Community Service

Help Needed for IAM Members Affected by Hurricane Florence

October 10, 2018 0

Just days after Florence slammed into the North Carolina coast, the monstrous storm’s havoc continues to spread across much of the eastern United States. With a toll of more than 30 lives lost and floodwaters rising, it will take months to assess the brunt of its impact.

Hurricane victims include Machinists Union members and they need help now in the recovery process. [Read More..]

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Meeting Schedule

The next scheduled Union Meeting will be the Monthly Business Meeting on Thursday, March 14th at 4pm.

The meeting will be at the Local Lodge at 3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217.

Agenda: TBA

Calendar of Events

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  • 10:00 am-6:00 pm

    No additional detail for this event.

  • 8:00 am-10:00 am

    3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA

    3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA


    • 75th Anniversary Committee Lost Time
    • NC AFL-CIO Affiliation
    • 2018 WW3 Leadership Classes
    • 2018 WW3 Departmental Classes
    • 2018 Financial Secretary Class
    • Painting Storage Container
    • Members Appreciation Committee Lost Time
    • New Laptop for Financial Secretary
  • 10:00 am-6:00 pm

    3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA

    3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA

    Victory Lodge 1725 Member Appreciation Day

    • When: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 | 10am – 6pm
    • Where: Local Lodge 3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217
    • What: Inflatable bounce houses, slides and obstacle course for the kids! Catered by Jim’N Nicks Bar-B-Q! Lunch provided by Victory Lodge 1725 from 11:00am till 3:00pm. Free pumpkins for kids, raffles, corn hole & much, much, more ! Open to all Victory Lodge 1725 members, retirees and their families!
  • 10:00 am-2:00 pm

    3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA

    3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA

    75th Anniversary Committee meeting at the Local Lodge. Please be in attendance if possible if you are a committee member.


Machinists Gear Store

Have you checked out the Machinists Gear Store?

January 25, 2018 0

Have you checked out the Machinist’s Gear Store lately? At the Machinists Gear Store you will find fresh styles and the newest designs. Quality, comfort and style are featured in all these American Made products!! At the store you’ll find products such as apparel for men, women, unisex items, Young Machinists, jewelry, bags & hats and membership materials. What are [Read More..]

Special Retiree Benefit

New IAM Pension Application Procedures

December 27, 2018 0

12/27/2018 Effective January 1, 2019 the Benefit Fund Office (BFO) of the IAM National Pension Fund (IAMNPF) will implement a change to in the Pension Application procedures to ensure compliance with the Fund’s rules. The IAMNPF Summary Plan Description states: “You will be considered as having applied only when the Fund Office has received all parts of your completed application [Read More..]

Airline Retiree Benefit Plan

November 18, 2016 0

https://www.gilsbar.com/airlineretireebenefitplan/ Dear Retiree, As an Airline industry retiree, spouse, domestic partner or survivor age 65 and over, you are now eligible to enroll in the group benefit plans through the Airline Retiree Benefit Plan. You are now eligible to elect Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision coverage and pay competitive group rates negotiated  by the buying power of the Airline [Read More..]

Local Lodge Location

Local Lodge Address

3727 Rose Lake Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217

Contact Us


Craig Vanderhoof, President: pres@vl1725.org

Gary Winchester, Executive Secretary: manager@vl1725.org

Todd Day, Webmaster: webmaster@vl1725.org

Phone: (704) 357-0027

Fax: (704) 357-0029

Normal Business Hours

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Monday through Friday