Delegates Elected to 2022 District 141 Convention

June 9, 2022 Admin 0

The following delegates have been elected to represent our members at the 2022 District 141 Convention. Thank you to everyone who came out to vote tonight. We appreciate your solidarity!

Chris Johnson

Lisa Leathers

Nolan Arnold

April Adcock

Alan Dreenen

Daryl Current

Debra Stubblefield

Juvonna MArtin

Fred Butts

Zenira Wiggins

Jimarrus Cunningham

Mike Knoble

Christopher Brown

Helena Thornton

Tami Travis

Amir Johnson

Jason Wells 

William alvarez

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Sample Ballot for DL 141 Convention Delegate Election

May 31, 2022 Admin 0

The election for delegates to the 2022 District Lodge 141 Convention will be held at the regular monthly business meeting on June 9th. The meeting starts at 4:00 PM and the election will run gavel to gavel.

Attached is a sample ballot to review before the election. The sample ballot will also be posted at the top right of the homepage until after the election.

Please be sure to make every effort to turn out and vote for your delegates.

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May 24th, 2022. National Aviation Maintenance Technician Day

May 24, 2022 Admin 0

May 24, 2022

IAMAW is proud to represent our many skilled aviation maintenance technicians – and today, especially, we want to recognize those members of Victory Lodge 1725 who keep our air travel safe around the clock.

You’ll find our AMT’s working in the American Airlines and PSA hangars, on the flight line, and other support shops on and off the property.

Thank you, brothers and sisters for keeping our aircraft safe and secure. Enjoy your day!… Read More...

David Lehive Appointed IAM Communications Representative

April 15, 2022 Admin 0

April 14, 2022

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed David J. Lehive as a Headquarters Communications Representative, effective April 14, 2022.

Lehive, formerly the IAM District 141 Communications Director, is an award-winning communicator with a long history of telling worker stories and helping to develop and implement strategies that advance the goals and brand of the IAM.

“The IAM is fortunate to welcome Dave on board at Headquarters after many great years of service to our members at District 141,” said Martinez. “Our members across North America will quickly get to know Dave as a passionate and dedicated … Read More...

Edison Fraser Appointed IAM Air Transport Territory Chief of Staff

April 15, 2022 Admin 0

April 14, 2022

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Edison Fraser, currently, IAM Transportation Coordinator, to serve as IAM Air Transport Territory Chief of Staff. The creation of the Air Transport Territory, which will be led by Richard Johnsen, and the appointment of Fraser are effective May 1, 2022.

Fraser, a 19-year IAM member, has served as Transportation Coordinator since June 2021. Under the leadership of Johnsen and Fraser, the new Air Transport Territory will continue with the progress made toward securing strong contracts, organizing new members, increasing membership communications, and fighting for increased staffing and other … Read More...

Absentee Ballot for District 141 Convention Election

April 11, 2022 Admin 0

The election of delegates from Local Lodge 1725 to the 2022 District 141 Convention will be held on June 9, 2022. In accordance with the IAM Constitution, any member who is entitled to receive an absentee ballot shall submit a request to the Recording Secretary that must be received no later than 30 days before the election.

To request an absentee ballot please download and print the form below and return to the address at the bottom of the form.

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Richard Johnsen to Become General Vice President of New IAM Air Transport Territory

April 8, 2022 Admin 0

April 7, 2022

The IAM Executive Council has taken action to create an IAM Air Transport Territory, consisting of all IAM air transport members in the United States. Richard Johnsen, currently IAM Chief of Staff to the International President, will join the IAM Executive Council as Air Transport General Vice President.

The creation of the IAM Air Transport Territory, which will include IAM District 141 and IAM District 142, and the appointment of Johnsen as General Vice President, are both effective May 1, 2022.

The IAM, representing more than 100,000 air transport members, is the largest air transport union … Read More...

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Transportation Leadership honor Helena Thornton as she is sworn in as President of Victory Lodge 1725

January 14, 2022 Admin 0

Victory Lodge 1725 made history this past Thursday, January 13th, as Helena Thornton was sworn in as its first female President.

L-R Edison Fraser, Dora Cervantes, Renae Miller, Helena Thornton, Tami Travis, Richard Johnsen

IAM Transportation senior leadership was on hand to honor Helena. Richard Johnsen, Chief of Staff to the International President; Edison Fraser, Transportation Coordinator; Tom Regan, Airline Coordinator, Grand Lodge Special Representative Will Cashion and Headquarters Communications Representative Tanya Hutchins joined General Secretary-Treasurer Dora Cervantes as she swore in Helena and the 1725 Executive Board and grievance committees.

Victory Lodge 1725 continues to lead the way in … Read More...

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IAM Transportation Senior Leadership CLT Station Visit

January 10, 2022 Admin 0

IAMAW Transportation Leadership is coming to Charlotte for a station visit.

Dates: Wednesday – January 12th, Thursday – January 13th, Friday – January 14th

Rich Johnsen, Edison Fraser, Tom Regan and Will Cashion, accompanied by IAM GC’s, AGC’s and local Grievance Committees will be visiting breakrooms and work areas throughout the Charlotte Hub to conduct meet and greet and informational sessions.

Be on the lookout for our senior leadership on the dates above and welcome them to Charlotte.

Click on the flyer below to download and/or print a copy. Please feel free to post on … Read More...

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Chief of Staff Johnsen Addresses Unruly Passengers and chronic understaffing

October 17, 2021 Admin 0

Richard Johnsen, Chief of Staff to the International President, wrote an op-ed in today’s USA TODAY addressing unruly passengers and understaffing issues in the airline industry. 

There has been a lot of news lately about air rage. You’ve probably seen the viral videos: violent passengers, many angry about mask policies, throwing punches at flight crews and putting other passengers at risk. 

It’s happening on the ground, too. Airport workers like customer service agents are usually the first contact for travelers at the airport, and often the first in line for abuse.  

The Federal Aviation Authority has imposed stiffer … Read More...