What I’m Thankful For

November 26, 2020 Sisters, Brothers and Friends of the IAM, While this year has been unlike any other, there is still much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. This challenging time has given us all a new perspective. I know I’m especially grateful for our Machinists Union family—and the work all of our members have done day in and day [Read More..]

Home Agent Update

November 23, 2020 As has been reported, your Union has met with Southwest management to discuss the continuance of the home agent program. It is important to understand that these discussions are not encumbered by the simultaneous negotiation for a new contract under the National Mediation Board procedures. The need for us to engage with Southwest over this matter was [Read More..]

There is Nothing to Vote

November 20, 2020 Despite the Company’s very awkward attempt to bargain directly with its employees and go around your negotiators, the fact remains that there is no contract package for our members to vote on. We continue the negotiating process under the rules of the Railway Labor Act with a mediator who calls for our official negotiating meetings. No such [Read More..]

Setting the Record Straight

November 17, 2020 Recently, Southwest distributed a communication Companywide from Julie and Russell trying to describe terms that may be used as Southwest contemplates reducing the workforce. One misleading or confusing part of that communication, as it applies to IAM represented employees, is the use of the term furlough or layoff. Under our collective bargaining agreements, the use of either [Read More..]

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Tiny Raider Association Threatens Mechanics at American Airlines

November 15, 2020 A small and poorly-resourced association claimed on Friday that it secured the requisite support among mechanic and related workers at American Airlines to call for a representation election. The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (amfa) filed what is known as an application for investigation for a representation dispute with the National Mediation Board (NMB) Friday afternoon. The NMB [Read More..]

$3 Million Reasons Why Southwest Management Refuses to Take Federal Loan

November 12, 2020 All five of Southwest Airlines’ named executives would be subject to strict pay limitations for up to six years if the company takes a loan from the U.S. Treasury as part of the CARES Act emergency relief legislation. CEO Gary Kelly, who received $8.8 million in total compensation in 2019, would be limited to no more than [Read More..]

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Local Lodge 1725 – November Business Meeting Canceled/Rescheduled

The November 12 monthly business meeting has been canceled and rescheduled for November 19 at 12:00pm due to the flooding in Charlotte and the state of emergency issued by the NC governor. All checks will be mailed out by the lodge unless you have direct deposit. Download PDFPrint Post

A Veterans Day Message from GVP Pantoja

November 11, 2020 Today, we celebrate Veterans Day. On this special day, let us pause and salute all who have served and honor the tremendous sacrifices made by members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families to preserve our freedom.  It is the courage, conviction and service of our veterans and active military that allowed more than 150 million [Read More..]

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Decisions & Choices: Layoff Resource Manual

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Sisters and Brothers, Understanding that the loss of a job will undoubtedly put great physical and emotional strain upon workers and their families, I want you to know that you are not alone. To get the help you may need, you must know where to find it The IAM has created this manual to assist you if you have lost [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.

2020 Bylaw Vote Results

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

Attention: The November 12th business meeting has been canceled and rescheduled for November 19th due to the flooding in Charlotte and the State of Emergency declared by the governor of North Carolina.

Checks will be mailed out by the lodge.

 

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Retirement Resources

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Health Coverage Tax Credit
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Medicare
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Medicaid
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Affordable Care Act
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COBRA
https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/health-plans/cobra

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Charlotte, NC 28217

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Craig Vanderhoof, President: pres@vl1725.org

Gary Winchester, Executive Secretary: manager@vl1725.org

Todd Day, Communicator: webmaster@vl1725.org


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