Roger Thompson Receives Retirement Watch

Congratulations to Roger Thompson on his Retirement!

Congratulations are in order for Roger Thompson on his retirement. Roger retired Tuesday, December 3, 2019 with a ceremony at the Charlotte Heavy Maintenance Hangar. He worked as a Lead Mechanic on 2nd Shift in the Composite Shop. Roger began his career in aviation maintenance in 1967 and went to work for Piedmont Airlines in 1973. He received the Charles [Read More..]

Ryan, Simmons Named Transportation Department Special Representatives

General Vice President Sito Pantoja is proud to announce the appointment of Sean Ryan and Gil Simmons as the Transportation Department’s newest Special Representatives.  Sean Ryan initiated into IAM Local Lodge 2444 in April 1985 when he was hired by Piedmont Airlines in Norfolk VA. He served as Grievance Committee Chairman from 1990-2008. In 1995, he was appointed and later [Read More..]

Happy Thanksgiving

We would like to wish all the members of Victory Lodge 1725 and their families a very Happy Thanksgiving. What are we thankful for here? We are thankful for YOU! Our members are our union and our local. If you are traveling this holiday please be safe and save us a piece of pumpkin pie! Fraternally, Victory Lodge 1725 Executive [Read More..]

Human Trafficking Awareness & Training

November 26, 2019 The following letter was sent to Brent Cagle, Aviation Director at CLT by Women’s/Human Rights Committee Chair Renae Miller: To whom it may concern, In light of the recent events involving the white van lurking around catering, it is at this time I ask that ALL airport employees receive training on how to recognize Human Trafficking.  Charlotte [Read More..]

The Association Negotiations Update – NMB Schedules Meetings

November 25, 2019 The Association leadership has pursued continuing negotiations on American Airlines with or without the presence of the National Mediation Board (NMB) with some limited success. After our last negotiating session closed November 15, we asked the Company to agree to meet this week. They declined. The National Mediation Board has announced scheduled mediation dates for the first [Read More..]

Guide Dogs of America Charity Weekend

Woofstock 2019 was held in Las Vegas, NV November 21 – 23. This fundraising event, “Three Days of Peace and Pups,” featured events such as the Hawgs for Dogs motorcycle ride, Sporting Clay shoot, Golf Tournament and a Charity Banquet. We’ll have fundraising totals for you soon! In the meantime here are some pictures from our Guide Dogs of America [Read More..]

Renaissance West STEAM Academy

Winter Fest at Renaissance West STEAM Academy

Renaissance West STEAM Academy is holding a Winter Fest celebration December 20, 2019 from 9AM to 3PM. Grades PreK – 7th. All are Welcome! Donations are needed for non-perishable items, toys, coats, hats, scarves and gloves and gift cards of any amount. You can drop off donations at the Local Lodge or the 141 or 142 Grievance Committee Offices by [Read More..]

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – November 18, 2019

November 18, 2019 Negotiations continued the week of November 11, 2019 in Washington DC. This week of negotiations focused on Article 7, Mandatory Overtime. The dialogue centered on the need to eliminate the use of Mandatory Overtime and various ways to secure a contract that addresses our members’ desire for a better quality of life. Prior to recessing negotiations, your committee [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

December Agenda

Grievance Election 142 Sample Ballot

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  • 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    June 13, 2019

    3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA

    3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA

    Agenda:

    • SC AFL-CIO Annual Convention
    • District 141 Safety Conference
    • Train the Trainer Class @ WW3
    • Mileage SC AFL-CIO Executive Board Meeting
    • Safety & Health Conference @ WW3
    • Strike Committee Fund

    1st Reading of Proposed By-Law Changes

     

     

     

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Affordable Care Act
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COBRA
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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

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..]

Winter Fest! Renaissance West STEAM Academy

Renaissance West STEAM Academy

Winter Fest at Renaissance West STEAM Academy

November 23, 2019 0

Renaissance West STEAM Academy is holding a Winter Fest celebration December 20, 2019 from 9AM to 3PM. Grades PreK – 7th. All are Welcome! Donations are needed for non-perishable items, toys, coats, hats, scarves and gloves and gift cards of any amount. You can drop off donations at the Local Lodge or the 141 or 142 Grievance Committee Offices by [Read More..]

Local Lodge Location

Local Lodge Address

3727 Rose Lake Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217

Contact Us

Email

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


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This is What Solidarity Looks Like

This is What Solidarity Looks Like
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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..]