Southwest Airlines Update – April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020 With the ever changing way of life we all are experiencing we want to give our members an update on issues at Southwest Airlines. Should you have any specific concerns or questions, please reach out to your local stewards or your General Chair. Employee Time Off (ETO) Program The company has offered ground employees an “enhanced” personal [Read More..]

April Business Meeting Cancellation Updates – Please Read

March 31, 2020 Victory Lodge 1725 Members please read the latest updates to our April meeting cancelation, May meeting agenda and other upcoming concerns. Download PDFPrint Post

April Business Meeting Canceled

March 30, 2020 Please read the notice below and share on union bulletin boards, etc. Due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns the April business meeting has been cancelled. Thank you for your understanding! Download PDFPrint Post

Implementation Agreement Reached

March 27, 2020 The Association and American Airlines have reached an agreement covering implementation of certain elements of the JCBAs pending successful ratification of those contracts today. The following items cover pay, retirement and certain benefits that are most important to our membership: All JCBA wage rates will be effective the first Monday following the date of ratification (“DOR”), inclusive [Read More..]

TWU-IAM Ratifies New Contracts at American Airlines

March 26, 2020 The TWU-IAM Association today announced its American Airlines membership overwhelmingly ratified contracts covering more than 30,000 Mechanic & Related (including Maintenance Control Technicians & Maintenance Training Specialists), Fleet Service, and Material Logistics Specialists/Stores members. Percent Voting Yes: Mechanic & Related:   90.94%  Fleet Service:                95.45%  MLS/Stores:                  92.12%  “The resounding approval of these contracts yet again proves that by standing together and [Read More..]

Senate Passes Bill to Steady Air and Rail Industries

March 26, 2020 The Senate late last night passed a bi-partisan stimulus Bill that will help stabilize the air and rail industries, protect our members and provide the entire country with much-needed financial relief. The House of Representatives is expected to easily pass the Bill in the coming days.   “This critical legislation was almost derailed by opportunists, including some in [Read More..]

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*Update* Problems with Work Computers and JCBA Voting Being Fixed

March 25, 2020 *UPDATE* We are getting reports that company computers in CLT are now being enabled for voting on the JCBA’s and our members are able to connect. Thank you for your patience as we got this situation worked out. It has come to our attention that many work computers in CLT are not able to connect to the [Read More..]

AA JCBA Voter Guide

March 23, 2020 As we move closer to the ratification vote for the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements with American Airlines, we wanted to provide the members with a sample of the information that will be provided over the next few days via US Mail or by AA Company email. In the unlikely event a member does not receive the voter [Read More..]

2019 WinterFest at Renaissance West

A few pictures from the 2019 Winterfest at Renaissance West STEAM Academy.
The full gallery can be viewed here.
History of the struggles IAM members endured to offer us a middle class life.

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.

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We are Ready to Fight!!

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

Informational Picketing Photo Album

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

Meeting Schedule

The next scheduled Monthly Business Meeting will be  Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 8AM.

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

Agenda TBA



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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 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:

Gary Winchester, Executive Secretary:

Todd Day, Communicator:

Phone: (704) 357-0027

Fax: (704) 357-0029

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7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Machinists Gear Store

Have you checked out the Machinists Gear Store?

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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..]