Roger Thompson Receives Retirement Watch

Congratulations to Roger Thompson on his Retirement!

December 4, 2019 Admin 0

Congratulations are in order for Roger Thompson on his retirement. Roger retired Tuesday, December 3, 2019 with a ceremony at the Charlotte Heavy Maintenance Hangar. He worked as a Lead Mechanic on 2nd Shift in the Composite Shop.

Roger began his career in aviation maintenance in 1967 and went to work for Piedmont Airlines in 1973. He received the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award in 2017, having completed 50 years as a mechanic. He retired with 52 total years in aviation, with 46 of those years being with Piedmont Airlines, USAir, US Airways and American Airlines.

Roger, we hope you …

Congratulations to John Wahlgren on his Retirement!

November 5, 2019 Admin 0

A retirement celebration for John Wahlgren was held Monday, November 5, 2019 at the CLT Heavy Maintenance Hangar.

John retired with 50 years of service and worked in Facilities Maintenance at the CLT Hangar. John was an active member of the Ground Safety Committee and worked tirelessly over the years to promote safety in the hangar and Offsite Facility.

The members of Victory Lodge 1725 would like to wish John a Happy Retirement and we hope he enjoys this next phase of his life to the fullest.

John, you have full retiree privileges at this lodge and we hope you … Read More...

Congratulations James Talis on your Retirement!

September 24, 2019 Admin 0

Victory Lodge 1725 would like to congratulate James Talis on his retirement!

James retired with over 32 years of service and worked in the Offsite Engine Shop on 2nd Shift.

Congratulations James and we hope you enjoy this next phase in your life to the fullest. Come back and visit us at the Local Lodge anytime.

The photo below is James receiving his retirement watch from Shop Steward Steve May.


Congratulations Wayne Joyce on your Retirement!

September 12, 2019 Admin 0

Victory Lodge 1725 would like to congratulate Wayne Joyce on his retirement!

Wayne worked in the Engine Shop and retired with 41 years of service!

Thank you Wayne for your years of dedicated service. You are always welcome at a union meeting or event and we hope you enjoy this next phase in your life and stay healthy and happy.

Below are photos of Wayne receiving his commemorative IAM watch from Victory Lodge Vice President Joe Behan.


Congratulations Cathy White on your Retirement!

June 27, 2019 Admin 0

Victory Lodge 1725 would like to congratulate Cathy White on her retirement!

Cathy worked as a Material Planner for American Airlines in CLT Base Maintenance.

Cathy, thank you for your years of service and we hope you relax and enjoy your retirement. The doors of our lodge are always open for you and we hope you will come back and visit us sometime.

Below are photos of Cathy receiving her watch from Victory Lodge 1725 Vice-President Joe Behan. CLT Heavy Maintenance AMT Jim Hendershot presented Cathy with a plaque from the membership as well.


Congratulations Rick Russo on your Retirement!

June 17, 2019 Admin 0

All of us would like to congratulate former Victory Lodge 1725 President Rick Russo on his retirement!

Rick leaves behind a long legacy of service to the IAM on the local and district levels.

Rick we hope you will come back and see us from time to time and enjoy your retirement to the fullest. Thank you for your years of service.

Below are photos of Rick receiving his watch and certificate from Victory Lodge 1725 President Craig Vanderhoof.


Congratulations Jack Brunetto on your Retirement!

May 31, 2019 Admin 0

The members of Victory Lodge 1725 would like to congratulate Line Maintenance AMT Jack Brunetto on his retirement!

Jack was hired July 16, 1984 and retired today, May 31, 2019. That’s just shy of 35 years.

Jack, we sincerely hope you enjoy this next phase of your life and we will miss you around the Line and hangars. Come back and see us anytime!


NMB Mediators Assigned Company Continues to Delay

September 19, 2018 Admin 0


Brothers and Sisters,

The TWU-IAM Association was notified this week that the National Mediation Board has assigned two mediators to our negotiations. The mediators have indicated that, due to Federal budget concerns and scheduling, they will not schedule mediated negotiating sessions until after October.

The Association has demanded to meet with American with or without the mediators and as soon as possible. American has refused to meet.  All indications are that American wants to drag our negotiations out as long as possible.

While mediators can and do schedule negotiating sessions, the parties can meet and reach agreements anytime with … Read More...

Association, American Meet

June 14, 2018 Admin 0


Brothers and Sisters,

Association negotiators met with American Airlines Monday and Tuesday this week. The purpose of the meetings was to discuss minor, but important open issues. Some progress was made, but American remains unreasonable by not settling issues they should be able to agree to. The Company’s public statements that they desire to conclude these negotiations continues to contradict their behavior at the bargaining table.

Association negotiators tested the possibility of moving into the major open issues during this session. While no agreements were reached, some meaningful dialogue was had over the important areas in the Association scope … Read More...