Association Bulletin – July 17, 2019

July 17, 2019 NMB to American Workers: “Drop Dead” Schedules, Then Cancels Negotiations The Association had been demanding the Company meet with or without the NMB to resume and complete our negotiations. The National Mediation Board (NMB) after a long period of delay finally scheduled negotiations for American Airlines and the TWU/IAM Associations for July 16, 17 and 18 in Washington, [Read More..]

Reminder! 2019 Bylaws Referendum Vote: Thursday, July 18, 2019

This is a reminder that the 2019 By-Law Referendum Vote is this Thursday, July 18. See the details below and please get out and vote! By-Law Proposed Change Referendum Election When – July 18, 2019 (Thursday) Where – 3727 Rose Lake Dr (Local Lodge 1725) Time – 6:00AM – 6:00PM Please click the thumbnail below to see the attached By-Laws [Read More..]

Association Response to Letter From FAA

July 15, 2019 To All Association Members: The attachment to this bulletin is the Association response to the letter received from the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) addressed to Robert Isom, President of American Airlines, Alex Garcia, Executive Vice President Administration TWU and Sito Pantoja, General Vice President IAM, stressing that “a breakdown in the relationship between American and the Union raises concern about the ongoing [Read More..]

Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update – July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019 Negotiations resumed July 9 -11, 2019 at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas. This week following discussions, agreements in principle were reached with: Articles Two (Scope of Agreement); Fourteen (Vacations); and Twenty-Two (Holidays/Flexible Time Off). Dialog took place with Article Seventeen (Safety and Health). The company also responded to Articles Five (Classifications) and Six (Hours of Service). Your [Read More..]

Association TRO Compliance Bulletin

July 12, 2019 On July 10, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued an Order modifying the terms of the existing Temporary Restraining Order. The following statement from the Association’s most senior Union leaders, including Sito Pantoja, Alex Garcia, and John Samuelsen, is made pursuant to that July 10 Order: Despite the Temporary Restraining (TRO) [Read More..]

Victory Lodge 1725 Logo Image

CLT AMT Todd Jenkins Memorial Service Information

July 12, 2019 Victory Lodge 1725 would like to take a moment to remember CLT AMT Todd Jenkins who passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Todd was a resident of Lincolnton, North Carolina at the time of passing. He was a veteran of the United States Marines. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, [Read More..]

District Court Issues Modified TRO

July 11, 2019 Click here to read the TRO. Click here to read the modified TRO. All Members please read and post to union bulletin boards. Download PDFPrint Post

Unions at American Airlines Laud Bill Protecting Aviation Careers and Passengers’ Safety

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 10, 2019 – Four large unions representing more than 70,000 workers at American Airlines applauded Rep. Peter DeFazio for introducing H.R. 3632, the Fair and Open Skies Act, to prevent the undermining of labor standards in the aviation industry.  This legislation would prohibit the Department of Transportation from issuing a permit to a foreign airline unless DOT [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 By-Laws Referendum Vote

Reminder! 2019 Bylaws Referendum Vote: Thursday, July 18, 2019

July 17, 2019 0

This is a reminder that the 2019 By-Law Referendum Vote is this Thursday, July 18. See the details below and please get out and vote! By-Law Proposed Change Referendum Election When – July 18, 2019 (Thursday) Where – 3727 Rose Lake Dr (Local Lodge 1725) Time – 6:00AM – 6:00PM Please click the thumbnail below to see the attached By-Laws [Read More..]

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

Like Us On Facebook

Facebook Pagelike Widget

Meeting Schedule

The next scheduled Monthly Business Meeting will be  Thursday, July 11th at 8 AM.

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


  • IAMAW GL 2020 Golf Sponsorship
  • Solidarity Day
  • Memorial DL 142 General Chairman
  • Community Service Class
  • ASAP Info Share/Flight Safety
  • 2019 Southern States Conference of Machinists
  • Labor Day Parade

2nd Reading & Discussion For Proposed By-Law Changes

Local Lodge Calendar

< 2020 >


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..]

Local Lodge Location

Local Lodge Address

3727 Rose Lake Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217

Contact Us


Craig Vanderhoof, President:

Gary Winchester, Executive Secretary:

Todd Day, Communicator:

Phone: (704) 357-0027

Fax: (704) 357-0029

Normal Business Hours

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Monday through Friday