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IAM/PSA Airlines 2021 Call for Proposals

The current IAM/PSA Collective Bargaining Agreement becomes amendable on April 5, 2022 with bargaining set to commence 6 months prior to the amendable date per Article 28 of the Agreement which is no later than October 5, 2021. This language guarantees that the Company and your Union have already agreed to commence the negotiations process early. I recently have had [Read More..]

Introducing the Summer 2021 IAM Journal

The IAM Communication Department is proud to announce the release of the Summer 2021 IAM Journal. The latest edition of the IAM’s flagship publication is hitting mailboxes now and is available online. While COVID-19 has changed how we do things, hasn’t change the mission of the Machinists Union. As we continue to fight for our members, our members continue to fight [Read More..]

Association Update – June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021 Dear TWU-IAM Association member, The National Mediation Board (NMB) is still in the process of determining if a representation dispute exists among the Mechanic and Related class and craft at American Airlines, based on the AMFA filing representational cards. We have also been asked if the NMB determines a representation dispute does exist, who will be on [Read More..]

Machinists Union Postpones 40th Grand Lodge Convention to 2022

The IAM Executive Council has voted unanimously to postpone the 40th IAM Grand Lodge Convention, previously scheduled for September 12-17, 2021 in San Diego. The IAM will immediately begin planning for a 2022 Convention and communicate details as soon as possible. A letter will be sent to Local Lodges soon with further information on delegates and constitutional proposals. The decision [Read More..]

Richard Johnsen to Oversee Transportation Department

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Richard Johnsen to serve as a Chief of Staff to the International President and to oversee the IAM Transportation Department. The appointment is effective immediately. “I welcome Brother Johnsen into this new role as Chief of Staff and look forward to continuing to represent our airline and railroad membership with vigor and strength,” said [Read More..]

Machinists Union to Launch National Apprenticeship Strategic Initiative

June 1, 2021 The IAM is looking into expanding apprenticeships throughout the union and developing a highly skilled talent pool that will help grow the organization. The IAM’s National Apprenticeship Strategic Initiative (NASI) is aimed at assisting District and Local Lodges in starting job training and placement programs, while strengthening current initiatives. The apprenticeship programs will span across a multitude [Read More..]

Remembering our Heroes

May 31, 2021 Sisters and Brothers, This Memorial Day weekend, we remember military service members who have fought and died for our freedom. They were willing to put their lives on the line, at home and abroad, to defend us against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. These heroes died protecting the many freedoms we enjoy today from the comfort of [Read More..]

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Winpisinger to Welcome In-Person Learning with Safety Protocols on August 1, 2021

May 24, 2021 The Machinists Union is proud to announce the return of in-person learning at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center (W3 Center) in Hollywood, MD beginning August 1, 2021. For the safety of the membership and staff, the flagship union training facility was forced to suspend classes in March 2020. “Education of officers, members and staff has always been an [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, June 10, 2021 at 4:00pm. 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
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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

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Charlotte, NC 28217

Contact Us

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Joe Behan, President: pres@vl1725.org

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Todd Day, Communicator: webmaster@vl1725.org


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