2020 SC AFL-CIO Lane Kirkland Scholarship

*Due 08/09/2020* Locals must be affiliated and in good standing with the SC AFL-CIO. Anyone in the immediate family of a union member is eligible to apply for the scholarship. Immediate family is defined as: husband, wife, child; including step, foster and grandchildren. Applicants may reapply each year while attending college; however, only one application per student, per year shall [Read More..]

2020 Guide Dogs of America Charity Weekend Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Guide Dogs of America will not be holding its annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet, previously scheduled for November 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, because of health concerns for attendees. “We feel the most important thing right now is to focus our attention on helping people with the new challenges we face,” said GDA President Russell Gittlen. “Guide Dogs [Read More..]

Airlines Carry Half a Million Passengers in One Day For First Time Since March

July 13, 2020 More than half a million air travelers passed through TSA checkpoints on Thursday, the highest number since mid-March. The Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) reported 502,209 screenings at US airports.  Airlines hit the milestone as over 400,000 passengers took to the skies on three separate days in the preceding week, in the clearest sign yet that air travel [Read More..]

401(k) Company Contributions Update

June 11, 2020 We previously communicated that the company contributions for eligible earnings in May paychecks (including your May 1, May 15, and May 29 paychecks) would be deposited by June 10, and you would be able to see them in your Fidelity account no later than today, June 11. Due to the extensive manual process and validation efforts related [Read More..]

Make Your Voice Heard in the IAM’s COVID-19 Workplace Survey

June 4, 2020 IAM CREST wants to hear from you. Please consider taking part in the IAM CREST COVID-19 Survey on how employers have resumed or maintained operations during this pandemic. IAM CREST is working with the AFL-CIO, ICWUC and NIH via various work groups regarding how employers are handling the COVID-19 situation in the workplace. This information will be compiled, analyzed and [Read More..]

IAM Transportation

It’s About Life or Death

June 2, 2020 In the past few months, we have all been dealing with the deadly global COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented collapse of our economy. While we have a lot of work to do on these fronts, these are issues that will be resolved with time, science and sound policies.  Many Americans have been dealing with an even worse [Read More..]

2020 IAM Scholarship Winners

May 28, 2020 The IAM is pleased to announce the 2020 Scholarship winners. An impartial committee of educators selected 16 recipients for this year’s awards. We congratulate the winners and thank all those who participated in the competition. To view the complete list of winners with their photos and bios please go here: https://www.goiam.org/news/2020-iam-scholarship-winners/ Download PDFPrint Post

IAM Photo, Newsletter, and Website Contest Deadlines Extended

May 28, 2020 *Attention Victory Lodge Members!* We have some amazing photographers in our membership. Why not submit one of your awesome shots from around your workplace? See the bulletin below! Due to the unforeseen circumstances we are all facing, the deadlines for the 2019 IAM Newsletter and Website contests and 2020 Photo contest have been extended to Friday, July 3, [Read More..]


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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..]

We Stood Together in Solidarity!

A few images from our historic fight to secure our JCBA's.

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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.

All New JCBA’s

Below are links to all new JCBA's. Note these are the TA versions until we have the final agreements available.

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Maintenance Control Technicians

Maintenance Training Specialists

Meeting Schedule

The next monthly union meeting will be 8 AM,  July 9, 2020 at the Local Lodge.

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Local Lodge Calendar

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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


    • 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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Retirement Resources

IAM National Pension Fund

Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC)

Health Coverage Tax Credit

Social Security Administration



Affordable Care Act


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..]

Local Lodge Location

Local Lodge Address

3727 Rose Lake Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217

Contact Us


Craig Vanderhoof, President: pres@vl1725.org

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Phone: (704) 357-0027

Fax: (704) 357-0029

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