Section 6 Openers for all Association Agreements

September 12, 2018 Admin 0

09/12/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

Today, September 12, 2018, American Airlines delivered Section 6 notices for all open TWU-IAM Association collective bargaining agreements. Simply stated, a Section 6 notice officially opens contracts under the Railway Labor Act. The TWU-IAM Association welcomes this gesture by the Company as a sign they will now get serious about reaching the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements our members deserve.

Included in the Company’s communication to the Association is a notice of their intent to file for mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB). This move is also welcomed by the Association. The NMB has previously been … Read More...

Giving with One Hand, Taking with the Other

April 2, 2018 Admin 0

04/02/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

Job security is the most important part of any collective bargaining agreement. And your negotiating committee is fighting to make sure it’s something you never have to worry about. But when we finally see a tentative agreement, we all know the first thing many of us will do is flip back to the wage schedule or look for a bonus. We’ll want to know if it will be any easier to make our rent or mortgage payment, to pay our kids’ tuition, or to put food on the table.

But wage increases mean nothing if that … Read More...

Association Bulletin

March 30, 2018 Admin 0

03/30/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The full M&R and Fleet Association Negotiating Committees met this week with the Association Executive Committee in Washington, D.C. Your Committees were fully briefed by the Executive Committee on the negotiation sessions that were held over the last month.

As you have seen in our communications over the last week, the company’s position at the bargaining table has been concessionary, woefully inadequate and, quite frankly, insulting.

Their desperate attempt to steer negotiations away from the negotiating table by releasing twisted half-truths and lame videos are sad ploys to try tricking the membership into believing their garbage. … Read More...

American’s Risky Retirement Proposal

March 29, 2018 Admin 0

03/29/2018

The TWU-IAM Association bargaining committee is committed to fighting for industry-best retirement security. Aside from frozen pension and PBGC benefits that apply to pre-merger employees, today’s retirement benefits for Legacy American Airlines Association members come in the form of a 401(k) with company matching contributions while Legacy U.S. Airways Association members have a Defined Benefit Plan and a 401(k) with no matching contributions. Both retirement plans now lag behind industry standards and require improvement. The company’s proposal, however, fails to provide the retirement security that we deserve.

Steve Johnsen’s proposal falls short of industry-leading and even fails to reach … Read More...

American’s Profit HOARDING Plan

March 28, 2018 Admin 0

03/28/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The TWU-IAM Association is fighting for the industry’s best profit sharing plan. The current American Airlines profit sharing plan is simply inadequate. Even American’s CEO admitted that other airlines have better profit sharing plans. He recognized that those better plans have created a “compensation differential” for Association members that would be addressed in contract negotiations stating, “we’ll [American] need to close that [compensation differential].”

Did Steve Johnsen get the memo from his boss? Or is he freelancing, undercutting what his CEO has publicly stated?

Steve refuses to improve your profit sharing plan. He also demanded in … Read More...

75th Anniversary Week Celebrations!

March 28, 2018 Admin 0

Victory Lodge 1725 Members, did you know that June 2nd, 2018 will mark the 75th Anniversary of our Local! That’s right, 75 years! Local Lodge 1725 has been part of the Charlotte community since it was first chartered on June 2nd, 1943 after workers at Brown Equipment and Manufacturing voted to be represented by the Union. Representation in the airline industry started with Eastern Airlines in the early 1950’s.

We’re Celebrating our 75 years all week long and we want you to join the party!

Get more information and get your tickets Here.

Space is limited for these events so … Read More...

The Truth About American’s Medical Proposal

March 27, 2018 Admin 0

03/27/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

Your bargaining committee has chosen to fight for affordable health care.  Therefore, we have demanded that American Airlines, the largest and most profitable airline in the world, offer the richer Legacy U.S. Airways plans to all Association members.

Under the Association proposal, the company may offer other plans at their discretion.  If the company plans are as “competitive” as the company says they are, Association members will choose them.  However, we won’t let the company eliminate the LUS plans that for years members have fought and sacrificed for.

In yet another assault on this membership, … Read More...

The Truth About American’s FAKE SCOPE Proposal

March 26, 2018 Admin 0

03/26/2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The TWU/IAM Association seeks to protect your jobs and the WORK you do. Without protecting your work, your job is at risk; and without a job, every other benefit in a contract is meaningless.

Steve Johnsen and American are proposing FAKE SCOPE. In their most recent and insulting offer Steve and company want to outsource at least 5,000 (a whopping 17 percent) Association jobs, across all classifications. This is not our number, it’s theirs, and it’s wholly unacceptable.

American Airlines should be ashamed of their cowardly attempt to bypass the negotiating committee by trying to … Read More...

American Derails Negotiations

March 22, 2018 Admin 0

03/22/2018

In this period between scheduled negotiating sessions, the Association leadership met with American Airlines management principals in the hope of better understanding each other’s position on the outstanding issues that need to be resolved in order to conclude negotiations.  Significant issues, including wages, job scope protection, pensions and medical benefits remain open.

The Association entered these meetings expecting to set the stage to conclude negotiations in our next full negotiating session.  If American management had that same goal, a tentative agreement to present to you for your consideration and vote would have been close.  Unfortunately, American management had a … Read More...

It’s CHESS!!, Not Checkers

June 22, 2022 Louis Gilmore 0

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 speak for themselves in regards to Union members issues.

PRESIDENTIAL

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

June 21, 2022 Louis Gilmore 0

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 labor union if they had the opportunity to do so. She also talked of the continued support in passing of the PRO Act that would aid in dismantling right to work laws on the federal level. The Machinist Union would like to extend warm gratitude … Read More...

Machinists Union’s Coalition of Organized Retail Employees Wins Historic Organizing Campaign to Represent Towson, Md. Apple Workers

June 20, 2022 Louis Gilmore 0

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June 18, 2022

Machinists Union’s Coalition of Organized Retail Employees Wins Historic Organizing Campaign to Represent Towson, Md. Apple Workers

TOWSON, Md., June 18, 2022 – Over 100 Apple store employees in Towson, Md., who recently organized into the Coalition of Organized Retail Employees (CORE), have overwhelmingly voted to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).

The National Labor Relations Board vote count was announced on Saturday, June 18.

CORE and IAM sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook in May 2022 informing him of the decision to organize their union, listing “access to rights we do not currently have” as a driving reason for the move, which has strong support … Read More...

1725 Spring Golf Tournament Photos

June 13, 2022 Louis Gilmore 0

Members and Guests of Local 1725 gathered on Wednesday May 25th at Renaissance Golf Course to kick off the return of our yearly golf tournament. Due to the COVID Pandemic we had to suspend the tournament to keep our members safe. It felt good to get back together and have some fun with our sisters and brothers outside of the workplace . The proceeds from this spring tournament will go to benefit our adopted school Renaissance West STEAM Academy located just down the road from our local on West Boulevard . This school is a title one school that operates … Read More...

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

Renae Miller

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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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IAM/Southwest Airlines Contract Ratification Update

May 28, 2022 Admin 0

May 27, 2022

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

Assuring to keep you, the dedicated membership, informed, engaged and participating in the ongoing work of the campaign to secure a Collective Bargaining Agreement that will uphold and strengthen the fight for dignity and respect for our families through the labor of our workers, we are planning the following engagement opportunities:

  • Personal phone calls.
  • Group meetings via the Zoom platform with Stewards and the general membership.
  • Sub-committees to develop and execute deeper discussions of the direction the Negotiating Committee will head.

To ensure your individual voice is heard in the workplace, we must … Read More...

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!

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