Association Update: Holiday Arbitration

November 7, 2022 Louis Gilmore 0

7 November 2022 |At the end of last week, we were informed by Arbitrator Dana Eischen that he needs to reschedule the Article 22 – Holiday Arbitration scheduled to start on December 1. 2022. At his request, we have rescheduled the hearing to begin on February 2 and, if necessary, Feb 3, 2023.


Vice President Election Results

October 13, 2022 Louis Gilmore 0

The officers and staff of Victory Lodge 1725 would like to thank all the members that came out to cast their vote and let their voices be heard in this election.

Congratulations to Brother Yusuf Baskin from our MLS/ Stores department on being voted in as our new Local Lodge Vice President for the remainder of the term.

Brother Yusuf comes with a wealth of knowledge on unionism and strategic organizing. The rest of the current executive board looks forward to working with Brother Yusuf to continue to help service our members.

We would also like to thank the other … Read More...

District 142 Endorsement Nominations And Sample Ballot

October 10, 2022 Louis Gilmore 0

Dear Officers and Members of Local Lodge 1725

The District 142 Election Tellers have completed the certification of all 42 Local Lodges and the Endorsement Sample Ballot is on the District Lodge 142 website. Your Local Lodge has been identified as being required to hold an Endorsement (Runoff) Election for District Lodge Officers. 

This endorsement runoff election will take place at the local lodge 3727 Rose Lake Drive Charlotte, NC 28217 on Friday October 28th 2022 6am-8am and 6pm-8pm.

Your Endorsement Sample Ballot is attached. Please post this Endorsement Sample Ballot on every bulletin board and every website affiliated with … Read More...

IAM/PSA Airlines 2022 Negotiations Update

September 30, 2022 Louis Gilmore 0


Dear Sisters and Brothers:

Negotiations resumed this week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with the Union and Company conducting the meetings virtually. Your entire negotiating committee was present as was the Company’s. We may conduct one additional meeting virtually before reverting to in-person meetings again. The virtual meetings have been beneficial in keeping the pace moving as we negotiate our way through the economic piece of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

During this week, successive passes were made on the remaining economic articles: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, … Read More...


September 29, 2022 Louis Gilmore 0
Machinists Union Files for Election to Represent 500 Jetstream Workers in Charlotte, N.C.September 27, 2022The IAM, North America’s largest airline union, has filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to represent approximately 500 Jetstream aircraft cleaners and ground handling agents at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Jetstream workers launched their campaign to join the IAM in May after reports of subpar working conditions and disrespect from management.
“Jetstream workers deserve nothing less than a strong IAM contract,” said IAM Air Transport Territory General Vice President Richard Johnsen. “We look forward to bringing fairness and dignity on the

Renaissance West STEAM Academy Pizza Day

September 27, 2022 Louis Gilmore 0

Members of the Local Lodge Community Service Committee and Executive board delivered a pizza party to the students of Renaissance West today. The classes that held perfect attendance and full participation in last weeks spirit week got to have a pizza party for lunch. This small but kind gesture speaks to the motto of the IAM, “Justice on the job and service to the community”.