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Mission Statement

The intent and purpose of the Local Lodge 1725 Legislative Committee is to be actively involved in the process of political education. This is done in a nonpartisan way to ensure that our members, the working class of our country, are best served by our elected officials on Local, State, and Federal levels.
Several areas are involved. Goals range as simple as a left turn arrow at the intersection of West Blvd and Billy Graham Parkway, interviewing candidates running for office, and reviewing bills from the House and Senate. Issues addressed stay within the agenda of items affecting health & safety, human rights, problems affecting jobs, etc. The committee remains clear of personal topics, as well as issues that have no bearing on members of our Local as a whole.

Maureen Kelly(Chairwoman)

Mark DeLuke

Lou Gilmore



















Recent Posts by the Legislative Committee

Volunteers Needed !!

Victory Lodge 1725 is teaming up with the Charlotte Metrolina Labor Council and hosting a Get Out The Union Vote Day. We will be participating in phone banking and canvasing neighborhoods to get union members of the charlotte area informed about the importance of the upcoming elections in November. We are seeking as many volunteers […]

It’s CHESS!!, Not Checkers

Take a look at how our votes as union members can impact our jobs and our lives. Here is a glimpse at how different the Trump Administration and the Biden Administration has been for organized labor. If you feel your vote does not matter you should strongly reconsider. Regardless of your political affiliation the facts […]

Speaker Of The House Visits IAMAW 2022 Legislative Conference June 21st 2022

Speaker Of The House, Nancy Pelosi gave a warm address to the delegates of the 2022 Legislative Conference this morning. She talked about the recent win with the organizing drive for the Apple Store workers in Towson MD , and how a recent pole at MIT showed that over 85% of people would join a […]

JOIN US to Protect the Vote in Raleigh this Saturday (11/7) at 1PM

The New York Times ran a story this morning titled, “The President versus democracy.” Mobs in Detroit and Arizona are trying to stop the count while Trump himself calls for the vote to be halted in PA. In contrast, WE hit the streets across NC yesterday, calling for all votes to be counted and for the results to be respected […]

Vote Today for the IAM’s Presidential Endorsement!

Today is the day to make your vote count for the IAM’s official endorsement for President of the United States. If you successfully registered at the IAM2020.org website then you should have received an email this morning with a header like the one below. Click on the personalized link in your email to go to a webpage […]

Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council – Voter Guide

February 19, 2020 Dear IAMAW Members, How YOU vote is a personal decision and it should be! However as a responsible Local Union should, we are providing a list of candidates that we endorse to vote for if you choose. Please know our endorsements are based on the interviews and questionnaires that were answered. Unfortunately […]

Legislative Committee – Special Call to Action

February 18, 2020 The South Carolina House of Representatives is expected to hold another special committee meeting on two Article V United States Constitutional Convention resolutions this coming Thursday, February 20th. The hearing begins one hour after the SC House adjourns for the day, likely to occur somewhere between 12p-2p. The committee is expected to meet in the […]

Activism Recognized at Airline Worker Union Conference

September 30, 2019 District 141 Legislative and MNPL Director Dave Roderick introduced the first MNPL 141 Club Awards to union activists who support legislation and public advocacy work that improves workplaces. The awards were presented on the second day of the 2019 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 141 Committee Conference, held this […]

NC STATE AFL-CIO Labor Legislative Conference

I want to thank this membership for sending me as a delegate to the NC State AFL-CIO Legislative Conference in Raleigh on February 12th. We spent the beginning of the day discussing topics as well as the process of lobbying the General Assembly. Next it was on to lobbying. One of the most important tasks […]

Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council – Events & News

The CLC is looking forward to big things this year and we can’t wait to share them with you!  Saturday, Jan 19th – Join fellow union members and their families to represent the Labor Movement in the Annual Charlotte Martin Luther King Jr Parade. Economic justice is social justice! Come out to celebrate our history supporting the civil rights movement and […]