The Association

American to Conduct Recalls

January 16, 2021 With the recent approval of the Payroll Support Program (PSP2), we have been working to make sure Association represented employees who were impacted in the October reductions are recalled in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreements. After several discussions with American Airlines management, your Association Leadership has been informed that, beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2021, notices for [Read More..]

IAM Demands More Protection for Airline and Rail Workers in Light of Continued Threats

January 13, 2021 IAM Transportation Department General Vice President Sito Pantoja issued the following statement regarding the need for increased airline and railroad security in the coming weeks:  “As a result of the assault on the Capitol Building and subsequent violent behavior by unruly airline travelers, the IAM demands that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the [Read More..]

A Holiday Message from GVP Pantoja

December 23, 2020 Dear Sisters and Brothers, This holiday season is ending a year unlike any other. 2020 began with a prosperous transportation industry. National rail negotiations were underway, the first joint collective bargaining agreements with American Airlines were wrapping up, and negotiations with several airlines were expected to yield tremendous benefits to tens of thousand of IAM members.  COVID-19, [Read More..]

The Association

TWU-IAM Association PSP Bulletin 12-21-2020

December 21, 2020 After months of delays and false promises, Congress has finally agreed to another round of much needed COVID economic relief. Although votes are still pending in the House and Senate, the stimulus package has benefits for TWU/IAM Association represented American Airlines employees, as well as important funding for distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, assistance to small businesses and [Read More..]

Southwest Airlines – Your Rights Under the Contract

December 8, 2020 While Southwest Airlines continues to feed the public and media the myth that there has never been a furlough in its history, your Union never forgets. Management has decided to threaten layoffs, which they entirely control. However, your rights under the contract continue to exist, just as they have in every other reduction in force during Southwest’s [Read More..]

The Association

The Association Update – Dec. 3, 2020

December 3, 2020 After the merger of American Airlines and US Airways in 2012, the IAM and TWU fought together in solidarity with the singular focus of bargaining the best joint collective bargaining agreement for our members at the new American Airlines. Together, we proved what concession focused AMFA organizers said could not be done, fighting together and winning an [Read More..]

Southwest Airlines Issues WARN Notices – The LUV is GONE!

December 3, 2020 This morning the Union was advised by Southwest Airlines that they are going forward with their plan on furloughing Customer Service Agents, Customer Sales and Support and Source of Support employees.  Today, the company is issuing WARN notices to those who the company says will be furloughed and will also issue “potential Impact” notices to those who [Read More..]

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..]

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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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2020 Stewards, Committees & Officers

Photos from the swearing in ceremonies throughout the year for our Shop Stewards, Grievance Committees and Officers

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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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Meeting Schedule

The next monthly union business meeting is Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 8:00am. The meeting will be at the local lodge.

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Retirement Resources

IAM National Pension Fund
https://www.iamnpf.org

Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC)
https://www.pbgc.gov

Health Coverage Tax Credit
https://www.pbgc.gov/wr/benefits/hctc

Social Security Administration
https://www.ssa.gov

Medicare
https://www.medicare.gov

Medicaid
https://www.medicaid.gov

Affordable Care Act
https://www.healthcare.gov

COBRA
https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/health-plans/cobra

Local Lodge Location

Local Lodge Address

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Charlotte, NC 28217

Contact Us

Email

Joe Behan, President: pres@vl1725.org

Louis Gilmore, Vice President: vp@vl1725.org

Gary Winchester, Executive Secretary: manager@vl1725.org

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