Association Bulletin – August 16, 2019

August 16, 2019 Association, American Meet with NMB The National Mediation Board (NMB) held separate meetings with TWU/IAM Association Leadership (first) and American Management (later) on Thursday in Washington D.C. The purpose of the meetings was for the three NMB Board Members to discuss the status of our negotiations with both parties. The Federal Mediators who attended our earlier negotiations [Read More..]

Ground Safety Committee Unveils New Safety Reporting Form

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: The Ground Safety Alert Form is [Read More..]

Notice of Permanent Injunction

August 13, 2019 On August 12, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a Permanent Injunction. The following statement from IAM, TWU, and the Association’s most senior leaders, including Sito Pantoja, Alex Garcia, and John Samuelsen, is made to all mechanic and related employees pursuant to the Permanent Injunction: The Court now has issued a [Read More..]

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Condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of CLT Stores employee Steve Coe.

August 11, 2019 Victory Lodge 1725 would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of Steve Coe. Steve worked in Stores here in CLT and passed away Friday, August 9 shortly after arriving home from working third shift. Arrangements can be found at the link below. Download PDFPrint Post

Raffle Winners of TV and Gift Cards to Benefit Renaissance West!

August 8, 2019 The winners of the raffle for the LL1725 Community Service to support Renaissance West STEAM Academy are: 3rd Prize $50.00 Visa: Shirley Ferguson (mother of Fleet member AJ Jackson) 2nd Prize $100.00 Visa: Maureen Kelly (donated back to a teacher at the school) 1st Prize 50″ Smart TV: Thomas Alston, Fleet member The drawing was held at [Read More..]

Fish & Wing Dinner! Help Buy Supplies for the Kids!

The Community Service Committee has put together an awesome fundraiser to buy school supplies for the kids at Renaissance West STEAM Academy. A Fish or Wing Dinner for $10 – $12!! You don’t want to miss this. See all the details in the poster below (and please feel free to print and distribute to your coworkers). Download PDFPrint Post

NMB Calls for Status Meeting

July 26, 2019 The National Mediation Board (NMB) today called for status meetings among the highest-ranking principles in the TWU-IAM Association & American Airlines negotiations. On August 15, 2019 the Association leaders will meet with the three members of the NMB at 10:00 am and the Company representatives will meet with the same NMB members at 1:00pm. This is an [Read More..]

Alaska Airlines Negotiations – July 23, 2019

Sisters and Brothers: Please be advised that the Q & A sessions and voting hours for BOI, PSP and JFK have changed. Full details are as follows: Location:   BOIDate: July 24-25Voting hours: 0800-2000 (previously 0800-1800))Address: BOI Reservations Office Break room Location:   PSPDate: July 31Voting Hours: 0800-1600 (previously 1000-1430)Address: PSP Break Room Location:   JFKDate: July 31-August 1Voting Hours: 0900-1700Address: JFK Break [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..]

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..]

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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TWU Informational Picketing in TUL April 17, 2019

Meeting Schedule

The next scheduled Monthly Business Meeting will be  Thursday, September 12th at 4PM.

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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  • 08

    3rd Annual Guide Dogs of America Charity Golf Tournament

    All day
    May 8, 2019
    Harry L. Jones Golf Course
    1539 W Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA

    Victory Lodge 1725 and the Young Workers Committee are excited to announce the 3rd Annual Guide Dogs of America Charity Golf Tournament.

    When: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

    Where: Harry L. Jones Golf Course, Charlotte, NC

    Details: 8am Shotgun Start


  • 09

    May 2019 Union Meeting

    12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    May 9, 2019
    Victory Lodge 1725
    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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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: 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..]


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..]

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..]

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

Normal Business Hours

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Monday through Friday