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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. 

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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...

Association Update: WARN Letter Response

July 16, 2020 Admin 0

July 16, 2020


This is an informational note to address the fact that American Airlines has issued WARN letters to members of the Association. Let’s start by talking about what a WARN letter is.

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) offers: “protection to workers, their families, and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs. Advance notice provides workers and their families some transition time to adjust to the prospective loss of employment, to seek and obtain alternative jobs and, if necessary, to enter skill training … Read More...

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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...

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.

Take care and we wish you the best of … Read More...

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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Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council – Voter Guide

February 19, 2020 Maureen Kelly 0

February 19, 2020

Dear IAMAW Members,

How YOU vote is a personal decision and it should be! However as a responsible Local Union should, we are providing a list of candidates that we endorse to vote for if you choose.

Please know our endorsements are based on the interviews and questionnaires that were answered. Unfortunately not all candidates would meet and grant us an interview nor even bother to respond. We open the door of opportunity for all candidates to respond and work with us as we honestly prefer to have all politicians working for, and with, Labor; union and … Read More...

Legislative Committee – Special Call to Action

February 19, 2020 Admin 0

February 18, 2020

The South Carolina House of Representatives is expected to hold another special committee meeting on two Article V United States Constitutional Convention resolutions this coming Thursday, February 20th. The hearing begins one hour after the SC House adjourns for the day, likely to occur somewhere between 12p-2p. The committee is expected to meet in the Blatt building, room 110, on the Statehouse grounds.  

Please call and ask the committee members listed below to oppose the Article V US Constitutional Convention resolutions. Talking points are attached to this message. Also, for those who can attend the … Read More...