Association Bulletin – March 26, 2019

March 26, 2019 Brothers and Sisters, If American Airlines wants to throw down their version of facts from two people who have never participated in a negotiating session, that’s their prerogative, we’ll throw down the real facts from those who were actually there.   Fact: The Mediators assigned by the NMB were informed by the lead Company negotiator that he was not permitted to reach any [Read More..]

Association Bulletin – March 22, 2019

03/22/2019 Brothers and Sisters, This week, American Airlines not only continued to slow roll negotiations, THEY ACTUALLY JUST STOPPED. American’s arrogance and obstinance at the table is a tell-tale sign of their mistaken belief that this membership is okay with them forcing massive concessions on us in Scope and several other Articles. Without Scope, all else in the CBA is of little [Read More..]

IAM Informational Picketing in CLT- March 28, 2019

Informational Picketing will consist of 10 people maximum at the Charlotte airport terminal and unlimited number at the entrance to the airport on the corner of Wilkinson Blvd and Little Rock Rd. Times will be 8 – 11 AM and 3 – 6 PM. Please wear a red IAM shirt or a blue Association shirt. Download/print the flyer for all [Read More..]

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 03/15/2019

March 15, 2019 Sisters and Brothers: The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee opened negotiations with Alaska Airlines management March 12-14, 2019, in Seattle, Washington. Represented by the Company were: Shane Tackett, Executive Vice President/Strategic Planning; Wayne Newton, Vice President/AOCS; Jason Berry, Managing Director/Cargo; Jeanne Davis, Director/Call Centers; Denise Kliskey, COPS Labor Manager; Rebecca Meissner, Senior Attorney; and Melinda Maher, Division [Read More..]

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – 03/12/2019

03/12/2019 Negotiations continued the week of March 4, 2019, at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas.  Your Negotiation Committee started the week with continued work on open issues.  Extensive dialog took place with the Company regarding Article Seven (Overtime) with a focus on Customer Service Agent Overtime. The scheduled upcoming session is April 15 -17, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. Please go [Read More..]

2019 Adolph Stutz Memorial Scholarship Open for Applicants

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..]

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – 03/06/2019

03/06/2019 Negotiations continued at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas February 26 – 28, 2019. To date, Agreements in Principle have been reached on clarification language. This week discussions continued with the following Articles; Two (Scope of Agreement), Five (Classifications), Six (Hours of Service), Ten (Part -Time), Eleven (Filling of Vacancies), Twelve (Leaves of Absence), Seventeen (Safety and Health) and Twenty-Two [Read More..]

3rd Annual Guide Dogs Charity Golf Tournament

Victory Lodge 1725, the Young Workers Committee and the Women’s/Human Rights Committee are excited to announce our 3rd Annual Guide Dogs Charity Golf Tournament. When: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 Where: Harry L. Jones Golf Course – Charlotte, NC Please see the poster below for all the details and check out the Google Map below it for the location of the [Read More..]

We are Ready to Fight!!

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..]

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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.

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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..]

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