The Association Negotiations Update – November 16, 2019

November 16, 2019 Sisters and Brothers, The Association’s Executive Negotiating Committee met this week in Washington, D.C. with members of the National Mediation Board and representatives from the carrier. Limited progress was made this week, and that is encouraging.  Our goal is not simply to reach an agreement with the company. Our goal is to reach the right agreement for Association members. We need to [Read More..]

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – November 12, 2019

November 12, 2019 Negotiations resumed November 6 – 8, 2019 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters in Dallas, Texas. This week, talks continued resulting in an Agreement in Principle of Articles Five (Classifications); Seventeen (Safety and Health) and Eighteen (General and Miscellaneous). Further dialog took place regarding Article Six (Hours of Service). The Negotiation Committee worked on Article Four (Definitions), as well [Read More..]

Happy Veterans Day

The officers and staff of Victory Lodge 1725 would like to wish all those who served a Happy Veterans Day! Our lodge is fortunate to have a very active and robust Veterans Committee. If you are a Veteran and haven’t gotten involved go to our Veteran’s Committee page and find contact info, links to resources and benefits and ways to [Read More..]

Young Workers Poker Night to Benefit Renaissance West!

08/01/2018 The Young Workers Committee is hosting a Poker Night on November 13, 2019 at John’s Place on Gold Hill Rd in Fort Mill, SC. $30 Buy-In. Food provided and proceeds go to Renaissance West STEAM Academy. Please see the flyer below for all the details and contact information. Feel free to print and post this flyer as well. Download [Read More..]

Congratulations to John Wahlgren on his Retirement!

A retirement celebration for John Wahlgren was held Monday, November 5, 2019 at the CLT Heavy Maintenance Hangar. John retired with 50 years of service and worked in Facilities Maintenance at the CLT Hangar. John was an active member of the Ground Safety Committee and worked tirelessly over the years to promote safety in the hangar and Offsite Facility. The [Read More..]

Airline Union-management Relations in the Age of SMS*

November 1, 2019 Labor-management disputes at the airlines always raise the concern that safety may be affected. Usually, the concerns focus on the workplace tensions that arise when management and labor are involved in protracted disputes. Those workplace tensions can destroy the collaborative atmosphere important to aviation safety. They can also add stress to workers that can affect their ability to do their [Read More..]

The Association Negotiations Update – November 1, 2019

November 1, 2019 Negotiations continued in Washington, D.C. this week, with little movement from the company being made towards completed tentative agreements. In light of the unfortunate lack of progress, the Executive Committee is considering next steps and an appropriate response. Download here – Please Post on All TWU- IAM Bulletin Boards Download PDFPrint Post

The Association Negotiations Update – October 25, 2019

October 25, 2019 Sisters and Brothers, Since the resumption of mediated negotiations between the Association and American Airlines on September 16, the parties have met multiple days over five weekly sessions. Although progress has been slow, it has been positive and productive. The talks have moved into more serious and in-depth discussions regarding Scope, Insurance and Retirement. Since resolution to [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.

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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, December 12 at 4 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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  • 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    May 9, 2019

    3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA

    3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA


    • 2020 IAM Grand Lodge Convention Ad
    • Retirement Cakes
    • 2019 EAP LAP Conference
    • 2019 DL 141 Committee Conference
    • JATSC Ground Safety Conference
    • DL 142 Biennial Convention Election (Elections During Business Meeting Only)

    Proposed By-Law changes “Must” be submitted by the opening of the May Business Meeting to be accepted





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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..]

Poker Night!

Young Workers Poker Night to Benefit Renaissance West!

November 7, 2019 0

08/01/2018 The Young Workers Committee is hosting a Poker Night on November 13, 2019 at John’s Place on Gold Hill Rd in Fort Mill, SC. $30 Buy-In. Food provided and proceeds go to Renaissance West STEAM Academy. Please see the flyer below for all the details and contact information. Feel free to print and post this flyer as well. Download [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


This is What Solidarity Looks Like

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

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..]