Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – June 24, 2019

June 24, 2019 On June 18 – 20, 2019, your Committee met with the Company in Dallas, Texas at Southwest Airlines Headquarters to continue contract negotiations.  This week an Agreement in Principle was reached for Letter of Understanding with Temporary Assignment Guidelines-Customer Service Agents.  The Company responded with Article Eleven (Filling of Vacancies) which prompted constructive discussions with regards to [Read More..]

AA – Additional Communication Regarding TRO

June 19, 2019 TO ALL IAM-REPRESENTED MECHANICS AT AMERICAN AIRLINES: The IAM has previously advised you of a Federal Court Order issued on June 14, 2019 requiring the IAM, the TWU, the IAM-TWU Association, the local unions that represent employees at American Airlines, and their members, to resume normal working schedules and practices. The Order requires that no employee shall [Read More..]

Charity Golf Outing for Renaissance West STEAM Academy

Mark your Calender for October 30th for the IAM Local 1725 Charity Golf Outing. Please contact Community Service Chair Helena Thornton at the number on the Orange flyer for more information or to volunteer! Download PDFPrint Post

Alaska Airlines Announcement

June 18, 2019 Sisters and Brothers: Your Negotiating Committee is pleased to announce a Tentative Agreement (TA) has been reached with Alaska Airlines for the COPS and RSSA agreements, respectively. The TA provides many changes, some of which include: 5 year Agreement with Work Protection. All work currently performed exclusively by IAM members at each location on the Alaska Airlines’ [Read More..]

Congratulations Rick Russo on your Retirement!

All of us would like to congratulate former Victory Lodge 1725 President Rick Russo on his retirement! Rick leaves behind a long legacy of service to the IAM on the local and district levels. Rick we hope you will come back and see us from time to time and enjoy your retirement to the fullest. Thank you for your years [Read More..]

Compliance with Federal Court Order

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June 14, 2019 On June 14, 2019, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a Temporary Restraining Order applicable to the Transport Workers Union Of America, AFL-CIO, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO, and the Airlines Mechanic and Related Employee Association, TWU/IAM, and to all employees represented by the Association, the IAM [Read More..]

Alaska Airlines Negotiations Update – 06/14/2019

June 14, 2019 Sisters and Brothers: The joint Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee continued negotiations with Alaska Airlines management June 11-12, 2019, in Seattle, Washington. We made significant progress this week, and to build on that progress, your Committee will be meeting informally with the Alaska Airlines Negotiating Committee next week in Seattle, Washington. There is one source of official communications [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..]

TWU Informational Picketing in TUL April 17, 2019

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..]

Informational Picketing Photo Album

Click on this photo to view the photo album from the Informational Picketing on March 28, 2019.

This is What Solidarity Looks Like

This is What Solidarity Looks Like
Video: Anthony Heron
Narration: Louis Gilmore

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Meeting Schedule

The next scheduled Monthly Business Meeting will be  Thursday, June 13th at 4 PM.

The meeting will be at the Local Lodge at 3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217.


  • 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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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..]

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Charlotte, NC 28217

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