AA – Additional Communication Regarding TRO

June 20, 2019 Admin 0

June 19, 2019


The IAM has previously advised you of a Federal Court Order issued on June 14, 2019 requiring the IAM, the TWU, the IAM-TWU Association, the local unions that represent employees at American Airlines, and their members, to resume normal working schedules and practices.

The Order requires that no employee shall engage in any concerted refusal to perform normal operations.

The IAM, TWU and the Association have not authorized and do not encourage any form of job action at American Airlines.  This is to emphasize and remind each of you that … Read More...

Congratulations Rick Russo on your Retirement!

June 17, 2019 Admin 0

All of us would like to congratulate former Victory Lodge 1725 President Rick Russo on his retirement!

Rick leaves behind a long legacy of service to the IAM on the local and district levels.

Rick we hope you will come back and see us from time to time and enjoy your retirement to the fullest. Thank you for your years of service.

Below are photos of Rick receiving his watch and certificate from Victory Lodge 1725 President Craig Vanderhoof.


American Airlines Pension Update

June 14, 2019 Admin 0

June 14, 2019

Dear American Airlines IAM Member:

We are pleased to announce that American Airlines has agreed a rehabilitation plan to strengthen the IAM National Pension Fund and protect your retirement benefits.  American and the IAM have jointly agreed to the NPF’s Preferred Schedule of the Rehabilitation Plan.  This means that American chose to increase the Company’s financial contribution, to ensure your future monthly benefit at age 65 will not be reduced because of the Rehabilitation Plan.

IAM District 142 General Chairs have been briefed by representatives of the IAM National Pension Plan and will be in the field meeting with … Read More...

Victory Lodge 1725 Communications Team Wins Big at Communications Conference Awards Banquet

June 13, 2019 Admin 0

June 13, 2019

Last week the IAM’s Communication Conference was held in Las Vegas, NV. At the end of the conference, during the banquet Thursday evening, the annual Wimpy Awards were given out for local lodge and district lodge websites, newsletters and social media pages. The Wimpy Awards are named in honor of William W. “Wimpy” Winpisinger, the eleventh International President of the IAM. 

Our local was honored in a big way as we took home two awards! Communicator/Webmaster Todd Day was awarded 1st Place General Excellence – Local Lodge Websites and Newsletter Editor Gary Winchester was awarded 3rd Place … Read More...

Congratulations Jack Brunetto on your Retirement!

May 31, 2019 Admin 0

The members of Victory Lodge 1725 would like to congratulate Line Maintenance AMT Jack Brunetto on his retirement!

Jack was hired July 16, 1984 and retired today, May 31, 2019. That’s just shy of 35 years.

Jack, we sincerely hope you enjoy this next phase of your life and we will miss you around the Line and hangars. Come back and see us anytime!


AIR21 Whistleblower Protection Program

May 30, 2019 Admin 0

The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21) prohibits discrimination against air carrier industry employees who report information related to air carrier safety.

Who may file under the AIR21 Whistleblower Protection Program?

Only inputs from employees of US air carriers, their contractors, and their subcontractors are accepted under the AIR21 Whistleblower Protection Program.

Other individuals should file complaints or safety reports using the FAA Hotline. FAA employees may either file complaints through the FAA Hotline or through the internal whistleblower program, if applicable.

What protection is provided under AIR21