Apply Now for the 2021 IAM Scholarship Competition

September 17, 2020 Admin 0

September 15, 2020

The 2021 IAM Scholarship Competition is accepting applications. The competition is open to members of the IAM and their children throughout the United States and Canada. The deadline for applications is February 12, 2021. 

Apply for a 2021 IAM Scholarship.

In 2020, the IAM awarded 16 scholarships valued at $64,000. The winners were selected out of over 300 applicants.

The IAM also has a vocational-technical two-year scholarship available to both members and their children.

The IAM Scholarship Fund, which is used exclusively to make these awards possible, was established by the delegates of the 1960 IAM … Read More...

We Pause to Remember on 9/11

September 11, 2020 Admin 0

September 11, 2020

Every year on this date we pause to remember those who lost their lives on that tragic day in 2001. Officer workers, airline crews, police officers, firemen, first responders and folks from all walks of life got up that morning and went about their day as they did every other day, not knowing it would be their last day and that their lives would be forever intertwined with history.

As airline workers we were particularly impacted by the awful events of 9/11. Let us never forget and let us continue to work to unite this country as … Read More...

Louis Gilmore wins Vice President Election!

September 10, 2020 Admin 0

The election for Vice President of Local Lodge 1725 was held Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 6am to 6pm. The results are as follows:

Vice President – Louis Gilmore  
2nd place – Todd Day 
3rd place – Jim Hendershot

Congratulations to Louis! We wish him the best of luck as he steps into his new role at our lodge.

Thank You to all our members who came out today to vote. … Read More...

IAM Transportation

Payroll Protection Draws Near, Airlines Prepare for Furloughs

August 25, 2020 Admin 0

August 25, 2020

The Paycheck Support Program contained in the CARES Act is set to expire on October 1, 2020. Carriers are making plans on how to deal with its loss, and the outlook doesn’t look good for airline workers. 

American Airlines is expected to announce thousands of workers will be laid-off on October 1, Southwest Airlines is eliminating 35,000 flights from its October schedule, and Air Wisconsin, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, ExpressJet, Hawaiian Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines and United Ground Express have issued Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications (WARN). There is no time to waste. 

The only hope of staving … Read More...

IAM EAP and Addiction Services Program Available to Membership

August 10, 2020 Admin 0

The IAM recognizes this is a stressful time for many IAM members, staff and family members due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The IAM Employee Assistance and Addiction Services Program stands ready to assist members, staff and their families during this tough period.

As with any large scale event such as this we face many challenges. In conjunction with this occurrence we face the familiar list of continuing problems associated with, but not limited to; substance abuse and addictions, mental health, stress, anxiety, depression, financial hardship and socioeconomic issues. All of these are serious matters that can cause problems by worsening … Read More...

2020 Bylaws Vote Results

July 17, 2020 Admin 0

The results of the bylaw vote are as follows:

ARTICLE II – SECTION 5 ———– PASSED

ARTICLE III – SECTION 8(A) ———— FAILED

 ARTICLE V – SECTION 2 (F) – ADD NEW ———– FAILED

ARTICLE III – SECTION 2 ———- FAILED

Please see the PDF below and feel free to print and post on all union boards:

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IAM Transportation

It’s About Life or Death

June 2, 2020 Admin 0

June 2, 2020

In the past few months, we have all been dealing with the deadly global COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented collapse of our economy. While we have a lot of work to do on these fronts, these are issues that will be resolved with time, science and sound policies. 

Many Americans have been dealing with an even worse disease for generations, and it is one that cannot be resolved quickly or with a vaccine. The illness is racism, it spreads even faster than COVID-19, and it has evidently infected the White House. 

At a time when people are … Read More...

Happy AMT Day to all our Aircraft Maintenance Technicians!

May 24, 2020 Admin 0

May 24 is the birthday of Charles E. Taylor, the mechanic who built the engine for the Wright Brothers’ first airplane. We celebrate his birthday by designating each May 24 as National Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day.

Aircraft mechanics, students, airlines, aircraft manufactures, support companies and aviation organizations all over the United States celebrate this day to recognize the dedication, expertise and craft of the men and women who keep our aircraft flying safely each and every day.

To all the AMT’s who are members of our Local Lodge we celebrate you and your day! Thank you for your unwavering … Read More...