3rd Annual Guide Dogs Charity Golf Tournament

February 22, 2019 Admin 0

Victory Lodge 1725 and the Young Workers Committee are excited to announce our 3rd Annual Guide Dogs Charity Golf Tournament.

When: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Where: Harry L. Jones Golf Course – Charlotte, NC

Please see the poster below for all the details and check out the Google Map below it for the location of the golf course.

We can’t wait to see you there!

NC STATE AFL-CIO Labor Legislative Conference

February 22, 2019 Maureen Kelly 0

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 we can do as Labor advocates is to lobby our elected officials. It is a necessary function for us to reach out and explain our issues, our agenda and to teach them the needs of labor and unions.

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Call Today to Stop the Government Shutdown

January 25, 2019 Admin 0

01/24/2019

Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Today, the Senate will vote on bill H.R. 268. If passed, this bill would allow the government to reopen while negotiations continue.

Lawmakers have the power and the responsibility to do what’s right. They need to bring 800,000 federal workers back to work and pay those who are working without pay.

That’s why I am urging IAM members to call their senators today and tell them to support H.R. 268 (Amendment #6), because federal workers, including thousands of IAM and NFFE-IAM members, absolutely cannot afford to be out of work any longer.

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Southwest Airlines Contract Negotiations Update: 1/12/2019

January 13, 2019 Admin 0

1/12/2019

Negotiations continued at Southwest Airlines Headquarters Dallas, Texas  January 8-10, 2019.  This session the company responded to Articles Two (Scope of Agreement), Six (Hours of Service) and Seventeen (Safety and Health). Open dialog took place once again with regards to Article Seven (Overtime).  The committee is committed to preserving the members quality of life. Your continued solidarity, and patience are appreciated through this process.

Present for the company were:  Adam Carlisle Sr. Director, Labor Relations;  Danielle Reidder, CS&S Regional Director; Dan Kusek, Sr. Mgr., Labor Relations for CSA; Jeff Cox, Ground Ops Stn. Dir.; Andrea Nivet, Sr. Mgr. Labor … Read More...

New Local Lodge President and Executive Board Sworn-In

January 10, 2019 Admin 0

The new Local Lodge President and Executive Board were sworn in at the regular monthly business meeting on Thursday, January 10th, 2019.

Your new Victory Lodge 1725 Executive Board members are:

President: Craig Vanderhoof

Vice President: Joe Behan

Treasurer: Gary Winchester

Recording Secretary: Helena Thornton

Trustees: Chris Johnson, Kenny Geis, Mark DeLuke

Conductor-Sentinel: Maureen Kelly

Auditors: John Wilkinson, Chris Swaney, Bud Brown

Please see the picture and video below and if you see any of our new Executive Board members on the job be sure to take a moment and congratulate them and offer them your support.

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#WearBlueDay: January 11th

January 10, 2019 Admin 0

Don’t forget to wear blue on January 11th!!!

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is recognized each year on January 11th. In recognition of this important day and throughout the month of January, Blue Campaign hosts several special events and educational activities.

Blue Campaign’s largest initiative is #WearBlueDay on January 11th. To raise awareness of human trafficking, we ask people to take photos of themselves, friends, family and colleagues wearing blue clothing and share them on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – along with our #WearBlueDay hashtag. Anyone can participate, all you need is a piece of blue clothing!

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Happy New Year!!

December 31, 2018 Admin 0

Happy New Year from all of the Officers and Staff of Victory Lodge 1725. 2018 has been a heck of a year for our lodge, at times challenging and at times exhilarating. We couldn’t do what we do without the hard work, help and above all solidarity of each of our members.

Here’s to an awesome 2019. Let’s make it the best year ever for our lodge!

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New IAM Pension Application Procedures

December 27, 2018 Admin 0

12/27/2018

Effective January 1, 2019 the Benefit Fund Office (BFO) of the IAM National Pension Fund (IAMNPF) will implement a change to in the Pension Application procedures to ensure compliance with the Fund’s rules.

The IAMNPF Summary Plan Description states: “You will be considered as having applied only when the Fund Office has received all parts of your completed application and any required supporting documents.  Payment cannot begin before the completed application is received.  Your application will have an expiration date, which is within 180 days of your request for it.  Your completed application must be received in the Fund … Read More...