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..]

NC STATE AFL-CIO Labor Legislative Conference

I want to thank this membership for sending me as a delegate to the NC State AFL-CIO Legislative Conference in Raleigh on February 12th. We spent the beginning of the day discussing topics as well as the process of lobbying the General Assembly. Next it was on to lobbying. One of the most important tasks we can do as Labor [Read More..]

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – Feb 19th, 2019

02/19/2019 This past week of February 12, 2019 discussions continued at Southwest Airlines Headquarters in Dallas, Texas.  These discussions led to an Agreement in Principal to Article Fifteen: Reduction in Force and the  Company responded to Article Two: Scope of Agreement.  Further exchange took place with Articles Seventeen: Safety and Health, Eighteen: General and Miscellaneous and Twenty-Two: Holidays and Flexible [Read More..]

We Are Ready to Fight!

Our Mechanic & Related brothers and sisters are ready to fight!! Contract Now!
1st and 2nd Shift Heavy Maintenance CLT sending a solid message to American Airlines management on AMT Day. Contract Now!
3rd Shift Heavy Maintenance CLT sending a clear message of Solidarity to American Airlines management on AMT Day!
Solidarity!! Our brothers and sisters in PIT answering the call for Association T-Shirt Day to support our Negotiating Committees.

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 Union Meeting will be the Monthly Business Meeting on Thursday, March 14th at 4pm.

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


  • William W. Winpisinger 2019 EAP 1
  • IAMAW Communications Conference
  • 2019 IAMAW Legislative Conference
  • NCSCM Spring Meeting
  • SC AFL-CIO Legislation Conference
  • District 142 Ground Safety
  • SC AFL-CIO Executive Board Meeting/Mileage

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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

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

Gary Winchester, Executive Secretary: manager@vl1725.org

Todd Day, Webmaster: webmaster@vl1725.org

Phone: (704) 357-0027

Fax: (704) 357-0029

Normal Business Hours

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