Winpisinger Center Enrolling for Online Leadership Classes

March 29, 2021 Admin 0

The Machinists Union isn’t letting a global pandemic keep from educating members and future leaders. The William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center is offering an online adaptation of their Leadership I program June 14-25 and July 12-23, 2021.

The programs are scheduled to accommodate varying work shifts and time zones with the June class beginning in the evening and the July class beginning in the morning. Both classes include 17 hours of online sessions and approximately 7 hours of off-line assignments over a two-week period. Participants must enroll through their local or district lodges.

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Local Labor Roundtable with Congresswoman Alma Adams

March 24, 2021 Admin 0

The Machinists Non-Partisan Political League (MNPL) would like to invite you to join us for a local labor roundtable with Congresswoman Alma Adams.

Tuesday, March 30th

11AM

RSVP to Megan Frye (443) 974-8429 -or- megan@kalikassociates.com

See the flyer below for all the information!

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NC State AFL-CIO COVID Safety Training Registration Available!

March 19, 2021 Admin 0

2021 NC Labor Leadership Development Training Series

Register now for our COVID Safety Training, Thursday, March 25th! We will educate participants on COVID safety standards and how to react to violations. Topics will include understanding proper safety procedures for COVID safety, identifying unsafe procedures in the workplace, and learning how to push for improved worker safety standards for COVID-19. Registration is FREE for members of NC AFL-CIO affiliates.

The COVID Safety Training is the second part in our 7-part 2021 NC Labor Leadership Development Training Series happening on the 4th Thursday of each month, February through August, from 6:30 to … Read More...

Announcing the 2021 Adolph Stutz Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest

February 22, 2021 Admin 0

Dear Member of IAM District Lodge 141:

We are writing to inform you about a special benefit offered by IAM District Lodge 141: the Adolph Stutz Memorial Scholarship.

Each year, our District awards several scholarships to qualified and deserving members — or their children, grandchildren, or spouses — who are pursuing a college education. The scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $2,000. An independent committee selects the scholarship winners on the merits of the essay submitted by each applicant. The topic for this year’s scholarship essay competition is “COVID-19 has affected societies and economies around the world. Where do we go … Read More...

2021 N.C. Labor Virtual Lobby Training

February 17, 2021 Admin 0
Register now for our 2021 NC Labor Virtual Lobby Training, Thursday, February 25th! We will educate participants on the current political landscape in NC and give you the opportunity and tools to lobby for key policies or on behalf of your own local’s issues. Topics include a briefing on this year’s NC General Assembly and the NC State AFL-CIO legislative agenda, identifying key players, scheduling and reaching politicians to lobby, and the impact of anti-union majority in our state legislature. Registration is FREE for members of NC AFL-CIO affiliates.

Register for the February 25th Virtual Lobby Training!

The NC Labor
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Victory Lodge 1725 Newsletter & Website Win Big Again!

February 16, 2021 Admin 0

The IAM Grand Lodge recently announced the winners of the 2019 Newsletter and Website Competition. The awards are normally given out in October but were delayed due to the pandemic for the 2019 winners.

Victory Lodge 1725 won big again for both newsletter and website! Our lodge won the following awards (with comments from the judges noted):

Newsletter

1st Place: Best Layout and Design – Local Lodge – Victory News (Editor: Gary Winchester).

Judges Comments: “Excellent front-page with good use of white space throughout. Continues a worthy history.”

3rd Place: General Excellence – Local Lodge – Victory News (Editor: Gary … Read More...

Volunteers Needed for Victory Lodge Committees!

February 16, 2021 Admin 0

Are you interested in getting more involved in your union but don’t know how to begin?

Your local lodge committees are a great way to get involved on a local level and make a difference not only in your lodge, but your community as well.

We have room for volunteers in all of our local lodge committees. A full list can be found here: https://vl1725.org/committees/.

If you are interested in volunteering send an email to President Joe Behan at pres@vl1725.org.

We appreciate all our members who do so much on their own time for our lodge and community. … Read More...

DL 142

DISTRICT #142 SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION FOR 2021

February 2, 2021 Admin 0

February 1, 2021

Sisters and Brothers:

This letter is to announce the Year 2021 competition for the District #142 Scholarship Program.

This program is based on a scholarship competition open to members of District Lodge #142 and all Year 2021 graduating high school seniors who are legal children of members of District Lodge #142.

To effectively carry out this program all affiliated Local Lodges are requested to:

  1. Distribute information concerning the scholarship programs to all Local Lodge members who are affiliated with District Lodge #142.
  2. Make available to all such members the official rules and regulations of the Year 2021
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IAM Celebrates Dr. King’s Legacy

January 18, 2021 Admin 0

January 18, 2021

Sisters and Brothers, Today, we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an iconic civil rights activist who viewed discrimination and anti-unionism as closely related ills. He was a champion for labor rights whose teachings can serve us well in these trying times, when these rights are under constant assault. 

Dr. King’s commitment to peace, non-violent protest and equality for all carry more weight now than ever before. There isn’t a more important time for us to remember those words. 

In solidarity, 

Sito Pantoja

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