United Auto Workers Strike Alert

Strike Alert in Charlotte: United Auto Workers have called a national strike earlier today for workers at General Motors starting at midnight tonight! This includes Charlotte UAW local 2404 which will begin picketing as well. The picketing will occur at the following location: GM CCA 10815 Quality Drive, Charlotte NC 28278 Download PDFPrint Post

2019 District Lodge 142 Biennial Convention Report

The 2019 Biennial Convention of IAM District Lodge 142 convened in Pittsburgh, PA on August 27 at the Omni William Penn Hotel. Victory Lodge 1725 was represented by the following delegates: Ken Coley, Bud Brown, Kenny Geis, Mark Heim, Mark DeLuke, Simon Simpson and Todd Day. Additional Victory Lodge members in attendance were John Bidoglio, DL142 VP American Airlines; Paul [Read More..]

IAMAW Letter to DOT Urging Swift Implementation of Sections 551 & 335 of 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act

September 12, 2019 View the letter sent to the Secretary of the DOT Secretary Chao from our International President Bob Martinez, Jr. and Transportation Vice President Sito Pantoja respectfully urging the swift implementation of Sections 551 and 335 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. FAA Letter to DOT Download PDFPrint Post

Congratulations Wayne Joyce on your Retirement!

Victory Lodge 1725 would like to congratulate Wayne Joyce on his retirement! Wayne worked in the Engine Shop and retired with 41 years of service! Thank you Wayne for your years of dedicated service. You are always welcome at a union meeting or event and we hope you enjoy this next phase in your life and stay healthy and happy. [Read More..]

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IAM Mourns Passing of Former Transportation GVP William Scheri

The IAM mourns the loss of former General Vice President of Transportation William “Bill” Scheri. He recently passed away. “We send our prayers to the Scheri family,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “William Scheri was an invaluable part of the IAM Transportation Department and we will never forget his contributions to our union.” “Bill hired me as a [Read More..]

We Remember

Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends of the IAM, Eighteen years ago today, we witnessed the senseless coordinated attacks that killed thousands of innocent people at the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and in a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The unimaginable events that unfolded that day have changed us forever. That includes the loss [Read More..]

A 9/11 Message from GVP Pantoja

General Vice President Sito Pantoja today issued the following statement on the anniversary of 9/11:  Sisters and Brothers, today marks the eighteenth anniversary of the cowardly attacks that killed thousands of innocent people. It is a day of reflection and remembrance. On that fateful day, there was no shortage of heroism as many people sacrificed their own well-being to help [Read More..]

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Victory Lodge Members in Leadership Roles at 2019 JATSC

The 2019 Joint Air Transport Safety Conference (JATSC) was held September 4 – 6 at the William W. Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD. IAM and TWU members actively involved with their local and district safety committees, along with members of Management from several airlines, participated in the annual conference. Victory Lodge 1725 is proud that two of our members, John [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!!
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2019 Transportation Conference

2019 IAM Transportation Conference Delegates

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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..]

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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TWU Informational Picketing in TUL April 17, 2019

Meeting Schedule

The next scheduled Monthly Business Meeting will be  Thursday, September 12th at 4PM.

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


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This is What Solidarity Looks Like

This is What Solidarity Looks Like
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Ground Safety

Ground Safety Committee Unveils New Safety Reporting Form

August 15, 2019 0

The CLT Ground Safety Committee is pleased to unveil a new tool to help find and address safety concerns in the workplace. The Form can be found by mousing over the “Safety & Health” menu item on the homepage. It is the top link on the dropdown menu. The page address itself is: https://vl1725.org/ground-safety-alert-form/ The Ground Safety Alert Form is [Read More..]

Informational Picketing Photo Album

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

2019 By-Laws Referendum Vote

Bylaw Referendum Results

July 21, 2019 0

July 18, 2019 We would like to thank all of the tellers who endured the long day and everyone that took the time to come out and vote on the proposed by-law changes. The results are as follow: None of the proposed ByLaw changes voted on June 18 passed at the required percentage to go into effect. Article II – [Read More..]

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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..]


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..]

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..]

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

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..]

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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