Congratulations to Mike Martin on his Retirement

April 17, 2020 Admin 0

The membership of Victory Lodge 1725 would like to extend our congratulations to CLT Line Maintenance Lead Mechanic Mike Martin on his retirement!

Mike took advantage of the recent VEOP from American Airlines and now moves onto the next phase of his life after a 41 1/2 year career in aviation.

Mike, we sincerely hope you enjoy your retirement and think about us every now and then. You are always welcome to come back and visit us anytime and you will remain a member of our lodge with full retiree rights.

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Congratulations to Mike Cash on his Retirement

April 13, 2020 Admin 0

The membership of Victory Lodge 1725 would like to extend our congratulations to CLT Line Maintenance Mechanic Mike Cash on his recent retirement!

Mike had a long and interesting career in aviation. He was hired in December of 1977 by PSA and through mergers and moves he worked for USAir, US Airways and American. Mike retired on April 1, 2020.

Mike, we hope you will enjoy this next chapter in your life and remember us fondly. You are always welcome to come back and visit us anytime and you will remain a member of our lodge with full retiree rights. … Read More...

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Machinists Union Demands CDC Protect Transportation Workers

April 10, 2020 Admin 0

April 10, 2020

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today called on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to increase access to novel coronavirus testing for the nation’s air, rail and transit workers.

“While transportation workers have answered the call in the most patriotic and caring ways possible, they are also contracting the novel coronavirus at alarming rates,” said IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja, IAM District 19 President Mike Perry, IAM District 141 President Mike Klemm and IAM District 142 President Dave Supplee in a letter to the Director of the CDC, Robert Redfield MD. “Sadly,
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Young Workers Committee: Golf Tournament Postponed

April 9, 2020 Admin 0

Due to the ongoing Covid-19/Coronavirus crisis, the Young Workers Committee has made the decision to postpone the Golf Tournament that was scheduled for May 20.

As soon as a new date is scheduled and confirmed we will update.

Thank you for your understanding. Please stay safe.

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2020 District 141 Convention Election Results

March 13, 2020 Admin 0

March 13, 2020

Thank you to everyone who came out to vote at our union meeting on Thursday, March 12 to elect delegates that will be representing our Local at the DL 141 Conference in October.

The winners in no particular order:


Craig Vanderhoof 

Helena Thornton

Daryl Current

Mike Knoble

Ajay Jackson

Mike Moser

Amir Johnson

Jason Wells

Renae Miller

Jimmarrus Cunningham

Chris Johnson

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Important New Updates to the Veterans Committee Page

February 8, 2020 Admin 0

Attention all Veterans,

Have you checked out our Veterans Committee page lately? Committee Chair John Hurst works tirelessly to provide information on helpful resources, benefits and educational articles for veterans.

There have been some recent updates you may have missed. Such as links to shop base exchanges online or file a hearing loss claim. The Veteran’s Administrations list of the most useful resources for Veterans in 2019 has been added.

Did you serve in Vietnam? Maybe you had a family member who did? The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 extends medical coverage for exposure to Agent Orange … Read More...

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New Resources & Benefits Available to Veterans

January 17, 2020 John Hurst 0

The Veterans Administration has extended access to Commissary, Military Service Exchange, and MWR beginning this January.

Eligible Veterans and Primary Family Caregivers will have access to DoD and Coast Guard commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare, and recreation retail services.

Read the entire article by clicking the graphic/link below:


The VA also recently released a list of its most popular free Vet Resources of 2019. Click the graphic below to read the full list!

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Congratulations to Mike Carroll on his Retirement

January 16, 2020 Admin 0

Please join us in wishing Line Maintenance AMT Mike Carroll a very Happy Retirement!

Mike retired from American Airlines on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020. He began working with Piedmont Airlines before the mergers with US Air and American and witnessed many changes, mergers and moves over his 33 year career.

Mike, you are always welcome to come back and visit us at the local lodge. We hope you enjoy this next chapter in your life to the fullest. Best of luck to you and yours!

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Congratulations to Todd Duggins on his Retirement

January 13, 2020 Admin 0

Please join us in wishing a very Happy Retirement to Victory Lodge member Todd Duggins!

Todd worked in Stores at the Offsite Facility. He began his career with Piedmont Airlines and worked through the many mergers to finish out his 35 year career with American Airlines.

Todd, please know that you are always welcome to visit and participate in Local Lodge activities. We hope you’ll come back and see us sometime and enjoy this next chapter in your life to the fullest.

Todd Duggins (on the left) receiving his Retirement Watch and Pin from CLT Maintenance & Related Grievance Committee
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