Essential Worker and Union Members Vaccination Event

April 21, 2021 Admin 0

Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council is hosting a vaccination event for union members, essential workers and their families in Charlotte on Friday, April 23rd at the International House on Central Avenue. The available vaccine will most likely be Moderna and will require a second dose four weeks later, May 21 which will be scheduled at the first event.

WHERE:
International House 1817 Central Ave #215, Charlotte, NC 28205

WHEN:
Friday April 23rd from 2:30pm to 7:30pm

To reserve your spot for Friday, April 23rd fill out this form

Go to AtriumHealth.org/COVID19Vaccinefor more information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Announcing the 2021 Adolph Stutz Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest

February 22, 2021 Admin 0

Dear Member of IAM District Lodge 141:

We are writing to inform you about a special benefit offered by IAM District Lodge 141: the Adolph Stutz Memorial Scholarship.

Each year, our District awards several scholarships to qualified and deserving members — or their children, grandchildren, or spouses — who are pursuing a college education. The scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $2,000. An independent committee selects the scholarship winners on the merits of the essay submitted by each applicant. The topic for this year’s scholarship essay competition is “COVID-19 has affected societies and economies around the world. Where do we go … Read More...

Volunteers Needed for Victory Lodge Committees!

February 16, 2021 Admin 0

Are you interested in getting more involved in your union but don’t know how to begin?

Your local lodge committees are a great way to get involved on a local level and make a difference not only in your lodge, but your community as well.

We have room for volunteers in all of our local lodge committees. A full list can be found here: https://vl1725.org/committees/.

If you are interested in volunteering send an email to President Joe Behan at pres@vl1725.org.

We appreciate all our members who do so much on their own time for our lodge and community. … Read More...

JOIN US to Protect the Vote in Raleigh this Saturday (11/7) at 1PM

November 6, 2020 Admin 0

The New York Times ran a story this morning titled, “The President versus democracy.” Mobs in Detroit and Arizona are trying to stop the count while Trump himself calls for the vote to be halted in PA.


In contrast, WE hit the streets across NC yesterday, calling for all votes to be counted and for the results to be respected and our democratically elected new leaders sworn in.


JOIN US at the Halifax Mall in Raleigh this Saturday @ 1pm to Protect the Vote.


RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/354726659170975


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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. 

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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...

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...