News Coverage of Informational Picketing in TUL

The TWU’s informational picketing in TUL has received a great amount of news coverage. See the links below for the stories and videos and the photos of our brothers and sisters who are fighting to preserve our jobs!! Download PDFPrint Post

PSA Shop Steward Class

“I wanted to share with you a photo of the First Union Steward class that myself  and seven others attended this week ( Wednesday and Thursday) at our Local “Victory 1725 Lodge” in CLT.  This was a great class to be a part of.  We all learned about our IAM union and how we can be better stewards for our members, [Read More..]

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 04/18/2019

April 18, 2019 Sisters and Brothers: The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee opened negotiations with Alaska Airlines management April 16-17,2019, in Seattle, Washington. Represented by the Company were: Shane Tackett, Executive Vice President/Strategic Planning; Jenny Wetzel, Vice President/Labor; Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Jason Berry, Managing Director/Cargo; Jeanne Davis, Director/Call Centers; Bob Hartnett, Director/Labor; Denise Kliskey, COPS Labor Manager; Rebecca Meissner, [Read More..]

2019 IAM Transportation Conference Report

IAMAW Transportation Conference The delegates to the IAMAW Transportation conference from LL 1725 want to express our appreciation for your selection and decision to send us to represent this local. Each and everyone of us in attendance were honored to serve this membership with integrity and solidarity.  Your delegates are President, Craig Vanderhoof; Vice President, Joe Behan; Recording secretary, Helena [Read More..]

Community Service Committee Meeting

The Victory Lodge 1725 Community Service Committee will hold a meeting immediately following the regular lodge business meeting this Thursday, April 18th, 2019. Anyone who is interested in getting involved with one of our lodge’s community service projects is welcome and encouraged to attend. Please contact Helena Thornton at if you have any questions! Download PDFPrint Post

American Negotiations Update Video: April 5, 2019

Please watch and share the video below. Special thanks to Dave Lehive, Communications Coordinator District 141 for Editing. Download PDFPrint Post

American, AGAIN, Shows Their Corporate Greed

April 4, 2019 Brothers and Sisters, The Association leadership met with American Airlines executive management Wednesday, April 3rd in Washington, DC. The idea was to have an unfiltered discussion with company decision makers to, hopefully, break the logjam in negotiations. The lower level company negotiators had reached the end of their authority and steadfastly continued their concessionary demands that the [Read More..]

Video: How to file an ASAP Report

The Flight Safety Department has recorded a video to demonstrate the proper way to file an ASAP report.  Please check out the video below and don’t forget to contact your flight safety representative if you have any further questions or concerns!!   Download PDFPrint Post

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..]

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..]

TWU Informational Picketing in TUL April 17, 2019

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..]

This is What Solidarity Looks Like

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

Informational Picketing Photo Album

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

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Meeting Schedule

The next scheduled Monthly Business Meeting has been moved one week later in the month due to our principal officers attending the transportation conference the 2nd week in April. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 18th at 8 AM.

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


  • District 142 Biennial Convention (Nominations Taking Place Following Approval)
  • IAMAW Delta Campaign
  • NC AFL-CIO Labor School
  • NC State AFL-CIO Victory Fund
  • IAMAW Education Fund
  • LL 708 Wichita, Kansas – Strike Fund
  • AFL-CIO Executive Board Meeting


Local Lodge Calendar

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2019 Adolph Stutz Memorial Scholarship Open for Applicants

March 8, 2019 0

Sponsored by DISTRICT LODGE 141 2019 Adolph Stutz Memorial Scholarship Application Please Post on Bulletin Boards Download PDF  Eligibility This essay competition is open to children, spouses and dependent grandchildren (as defined by the IRS) of members with one year or more of good standing (as of June 1, 2018) in District Lodge 141 who are graduating high school seniors [Read More..]

District Lodge #142 Scholarship Competition with Application

February 1, 2019 0

01/31/2019 The following is a basic format for the year 2019 District Lodge #142 Scholarship Program and is intended for the guidance of all members and legal children of members who may be eligible to participate in the competition. The competition will be open to all members in good standing of District Lodge 142  as of February 1, 2019, as [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 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

Monday through Friday