Raffle Winners from Solidarity Day!

Hourly Drawing Winners: 11:00 am – Louis Gilmore 12:00 pm – Donald Kuraur  1:00 pm – Helena Lima  2:00 pm – Joe Lukewitz  3:00 pm – Frank Ortiz   4:00 pm – Skip Bryce  5:00 pm- Donna Barnett  6:00 pm – Chris Johnson  All winners received a gift card…. Again, thank you to everyone who came out for Food, Fun and [Read More..]

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – October 15, 2019

October 15, 2019 Negotiations resumed October 8 -10, 2019 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas. This week an agreement in principle was reached with Article Twenty-Five (Profit Sharing/401K). Progress with discussions focused around Articles Five (Classifications) and Six (Hours of Service). Future session dates are scheduled for November 6 – 8 and November 12 -14, 2019 in Dallas. Your solidarity [Read More..]

Golf Outing to benefit Renaissance West coming up Oct 30

Reminder the Charity Golf Outing to benefit the children of Renaissance West STEAM Academy is coming up on October 30, 2019. Get your team together or sponsor a hole! See the flyer below for all the details and come out for a great day of golf and fun. Download PDFPrint Post

The Association Negotiations Update – October 11, 2019

October 11, 2019 Negotiations continued in Washington, DC this week. Some progress continues to be made and the negotiating committees were briefed. Your Executive Negotiators remain committed to achieving the best contract in the industry. Additional dates are scheduled for next week. We are hopeful progress continues and increases at the next meeting. Please Post on All TWU- IAM Bulletin [Read More..]

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – October 7, 2019

October 7, 2019 Negotiations took place the week of September 30, 2019 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The week started with discussions resulting in an Agreement in Principle with the following Articles: Ten (Part-Time Employees); Thirteen (Sick and Occupational Injury Pay) and Twenty-Four (Group Insurance). The company presented Article Twenty Five (Profit Sharing/401K) which ended the week working with this article. [Read More..]

Reminder: Solidarity Day October 12 at the Local Lodge!

Reminder: All Victory Lodge 1725 Members in good standing are invited (and encouraged) to come by our local on October 12, 2019 from 10 AM to 6 PM for Solidarity Day. This event is for you the members to fellowship with one another and have a fun day with your families. Food will be catered by Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q. [Read More..]

UAW Strike Solidarity Block Party

UAW Strike Solidarity Block PartySATURDAY 10/05 at the Picket Line at 5pm 10815 Quality DriveCharlotte, North Carolina. 28278 Solidarity event to show support for striking workers and to spend time with folks and have fun at the picket line. Please come show support this Saturday! Enjoy union solidarity with food and music at the picket line!  RSVP with Marc Mcquillen [Read More..]

Activism Recognized at Airline Worker Union Conference

September 30, 2019 District 141 Legislative and MNPL Director Dave Roderick introduced the first MNPL 141 Club Awards to union activists who support legislation and public advocacy work that improves workplaces. The awards were presented on the second day of the 2019 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 141 Committee Conference, held this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. [Read More..]

History of the struggles IAM members endured to offer us a middle class life.

We are Ready to Fight!!

The time to fight is now. Solidarity!!
Our Mechanic & Related brothers and sisters are ready to fight!! Contract Now!

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..]

District 141 Scholarships

2019 Adolph Stutz Memorial Scholarship Winners

August 14, 2019 0

District 141 is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Adolph Stutz Memorial Scholarships. Skye Balfour, daughter of United Airlines CSR Julie Balfour, a member of Detroit Air Transport Local 141 earned the top $2,000 prize. The topic for this year’s scholarship competition was “How can our Local Lodges better serve our communities?” Skye wrote a poignant essay narrating [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..]

District 142 Scholarships

District 142 Scholarship Awards – 2019

May 2, 2019 0

DISTRICT 142 LOUIS L. GRAY – ROBERT M. MOORE – FRANK SCORE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS – 2019 The officers and staff of District #142 are proud to announce one (1) award of $2,500 and five  (5) awards of $1,000 each for the 2019 scholarship competition. The First Prize awardee of $2,500.00: Local Lodge 601 – Carsen Sandau The $1,000.00  Awardees are: Local Lodge [Read More..]

Recording Secretary Helena Thornton and Vice President Joe Behan draw the winning tickets for the 50" Smart TV and the 2 Visa Gift cards at the August union meeting.

Click Here to read more!

TWU Informational Picketing in TUL April 17, 2019

Solidarity Day

Raffle Winners from Solidarity Day!

October 17, 2019 0

Hourly Drawing Winners: 11:00 am – Louis Gilmore 12:00 pm – Donald Kuraur  1:00 pm – Helena Lima  2:00 pm – Joe Lukewitz  3:00 pm – Frank Ortiz   4:00 pm – Skip Bryce  5:00 pm- Donna Barnett  6:00 pm – Chris Johnson  All winners received a gift card…. Again, thank you to everyone who came out for Food, Fun and [Read More..]

Meeting Schedule

The next scheduled Monthly Business Meeting will be  Thursday, November 14 at 12 PM.

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

Agenda: TBA

Local Lodge Calendar

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  • 04

    Cake & Coffee at The Local Lodge

    6:00 am-6:00 pm
    June 4, 2018
    Victory Lodge 1725
    3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA

    Stop by the Local Lodge on Monday, June 4th, between 6am and 6pm for free cake and coffee!!

  • 06

    Victory Lodge 1725’s 75th Anniversary Golf and Casino Night

    6:00 pm-10:00 pm
    June 6, 2018
    Top Golf Charlotte
    8024 Savoy Corporate Dr, Charlotte, NC 28273, USA

    Come out and enjoy an evening of Golf and Casino games. Prizes to be given to the top score in Topgolf and the person with most chips at the end of the casino games.

  • 09

    Victory Lodge 1725’s 75th Anniversary Dinner & Brunch

    6:00 pm-11:00 am
    June 9, 2018-June 10, 2018
    DoubleTree by Hilton Charlotte Airport
    2600 Yorkmont Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208, USA

    Come enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing on Saturday June 9th 2018, followed by a brunch on Sunday June 10th 2018. Saturday’s events run from 6pm- 12am, with dinner served at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Sunday bruch will be served from 10am-12pm. There are a limited amount of rooms at a special rate for our group under International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Reserve rooms with the Double Tree directly at 800-222 8733. Room rates good till 06/01/2018

  • 14

    June 2018 Union Meeting

    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    June 14, 2018
    Victory Lodge 1725
    3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA


    • Community Service Class
    • Southwest Training
    • Delta Fleet Organizing ATL
    • Strike Assistance LL 818
    • Re-Order LL T-Shirts
    • 75th Anniversary Pins
    • Women’s Leadership Training
    • District 141 Convention Election (Voting During Business Meeting Only)

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This is What Solidarity Looks Like

This is What Solidarity Looks Like
Video: Anthony Heron
Narration: Louis Gilmore

Ground Safety

Ground Safety Committee Unveils New Safety Reporting Form

August 15, 2019 0

The CLT Ground Safety Committee is pleased to unveil a new tool to help find and address safety concerns in the workplace. The Form can be found by mousing over the “Safety & Health” menu item on the homepage. It is the top link on the dropdown menu. The page address itself is: https://vl1725.org/ground-safety-alert-form/ The Ground Safety Alert Form is [Read More..]

Informational Picketing Photo Album

Click on this photo to view the photo album from the Informational Picketing on March 28, 2019.

2019 By-Laws Referendum Vote

Bylaw Referendum Results

July 21, 2019 0

July 18, 2019 We would like to thank all of the tellers who endured the long day and everyone that took the time to come out and vote on the proposed by-law changes. The results are as follow: None of the proposed ByLaw changes voted on June 18 passed at the required percentage to go into effect. Article II – [Read More..]

2019 Transportation Conference


April 25, 2019 0

Bernie Sanders to American Airlines CEO: “You Damn Well Have Enough Money to Pay Your Workers a Decent Wage.” In a fiery speech delivered before a packed gathering of Machinists Union leaders, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called out the CEO of American Airlines for his attempts to outsource thousands of jobs at the airline. Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) [Read More..]

2019 Transportation Conference Videos

April 25, 2019 0

The IAM Transportation Department has put together a playlist of 14 videos highlighting the 2019 Transportation Conference. This is “Must-See TV” for all IAM members! The struggle is now, the fight is now and we are in it to win it. View the entire video playlist here… Be sure and take a few moments and watch the amazing video entitled [Read More..]

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, Communicator: webmaster@vl1725.org

Phone: (704) 357-0027

Fax: (704) 357-0029

Normal Business Hours

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Monday through Friday