Machinists Union Demands Employers Bargain Over Vaccine Mandate

September 14, 2021 The Biden administration recently ordered the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop a rule requiring employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require unvaccinated workers to produce a weekly negative COVID-19 test result.  The IAM will closely examine the final rule and its full effect [Read More..]

IAM Southwest Airlines Ratification Details

Brothers and Sisters: Question and Answer sessions will occur alongside with voting. Negotiators and General Chairs will be present in each location to explain all changes made, and available to answer questions.  Only members in good standing will be allowed to participate in the ratification process. Members will be able to vote in any location; however, everyone must have a Company badge or [Read More..]

Victory Lodge 1725 Remembers 9/11

8:46 am – North Tower – American 11 Captain John Ogonowski First Officer Thomas McGuinness Jr. Flight Attendants: Barbara Arestegui, Jeffrey Collman, Sara Low, Karen Martin, Kathleen Nicosia, Betty Ong, Jean Roger, Dianne Snyder, Madeline Sweeney 9:03 am – South Tower – United 175 Captain Victor Saracini First Officer Michael Horrocks Flight Attendants: Robert J. Fangman, Amy N. Jarret, Amy [Read More..]

20 Years Later: IAM Remembers 9/11

IAM members, like so many, has a close connection to the tragedy of 9/11. Twenty years later, we remember and reflect. Download PDFPrint Post

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IAM Transportation Department Labor Day Message

This Labor Day weekend, we want to say thank you to our hardworking airline and railroad members and share our vision for the future of the IAM Transportation Department. Download PDFPrint Post

IAM-TWU Association Beats Back Rogue Union Raid Attempt on American Airlines Mechanics

American Airlines Mechanic and Related workers will continue to be represented by the strength of the IAM-TWU Association. A rogue, divisive attempt by an outsider union to trigger a raid election has been denied, the National Mediation Board announced Thursday. “I want every American Airlines mechanic to know that the IAM is more committed than ever to provide you the [Read More..]

IAM Southwest Airlines Negotiations – Tentative Agreement Highlights

Sisters and Brothers: After continuation of Negotiations, being conducted under the guidance of the National Mediation Board with Mediator Gerry McGuckin, a Tentative Agreement (TA) has been reached between the IAM and the Company. Economic gains and financial job security resulting in a 12% wage increase over three (3) years for the membership. Here are the highlights of the new [Read More..]

Update (Event Postponed) – Gold Star Families Looking for Volunteers

Updated – August 26, 2021 The Gold Star Event scheduled for October 14 & 15 has been postponed due to Covid. We will still have the opportunity to volunteer when the event is rescheduled. Thank you for your support! Attention all 1725 members! How would you like the opportunity to help out local Gold Star Families? The All-Veterans Parachute Team [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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The next monthly union business meeting is Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 8:00am. The meeting will be at the local lodge.

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3727 Rose Lake Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217

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Louis Gilmore, President:

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