Monthly Archives: April 2024

Winpisinger Center to Offer Basic Training for Word and Excel in June

IAM representatives use Microsoft Word and Excel to help us do our jobs. While many have extensive working knowledge of these programs, others have limited, or no, experience with these programs. There are tips and shortcuts that can help complete work faster and devote more time to advocating for members directly.

With this in mind, the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center is conducting virtual basic Word and Excel trainings in June.

Word trainings will cover creating automatic populating tables of contents, headers and footers, page numbers and more. Excel trainings will cover the very basics of Excel, focusing on those who have little to no working knowledge of the program. Both classes will cover basic keyboard shortcuts that make using these and many other programs easier.

More advanced classes will follow, which will give us the tools to bargain the best contracts for our members.

Please register for the trainings below:

Microsoft Word Training
Monday, June 24, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET
Monday, June 24, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Tuesday, June 25, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET
Tuesday, June 25, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET

Microsoft Excel Training
Thursday, June 27, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET
Thursday, June 27, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Friday, June 28, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET
Friday, June 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET

Questions about the program should be directed to Education Representative Jeff McLeod at (240) 577-3830 or

Grand Lodge Convention

The Grand Lodge Convention in September allows for two representatives and a back up. The nominees are :

  • Joe Paneck
  • Gary Knight
  • Ron Everett
  • Derek Blackburn
  • Al Nuzzo

The vote to see which three are chosen is next union meeting May 18th. Absentee Ballots may be requested by anyone who lives more than 20 miles from the lodge or those on vacation on the 18th. Get with your shop stewards to request a ballot, deadline to request a ballot is April 26th.

A final hello from Hollywood, Maryland to our Brothers and Sisters of Local Lodge 24!

The last day of the five-day course at the Winpisinger Center is done. Certificates were awarded to all the members of the Bargaining Committee who were able to attend and complete the course this year. The Bargaining Committee spent many long hours developing proposals designed to address your interests and we look forward to representing all of us in the Collective Bargaining Agreement Negotiations with Amentum and T-Square. We hope you followed our progress throughout the five days and were able to learn about how the Bargaining Committee will represent you later this year.

Here is the list of attendees, who make up over 80% of your Bargaining Committee.

Kevin Burch.          Rotary Wing Steward, Local Lodge 24.

Jim Burroughs.      Recording Secretary, Local Lodge 24.

Chris Carr.             Executive Airlift Steward, Local Lodge 24.

Mark Duval.           Business Representative, District 4.

Jake Gillam.          Executive Airlift Steward, Local Lodge 24.

Gary Knight.          Vice-President, Local Lodge 24.

Curtis Marshall.     Rotary Wing (Pilots) Steward, Local Lodge 24.

Calvin McCray.      Rotary WIng Steward, Local Lodge 24.

Al Nuzzo.              Rotary Wing Chief Steward, Local Lodge 24.

Joe Paneck.          President, Local Lodge 24.

Rob Underwood.   T-Square Steward, Local Lodge 24.

Thank you, Brothers and SIsters, for your trust and confidence in allowing us to be your voice at the bargaining table.

In solidarity,

Joe Paneck,

President, IAM Local Lodge 24

Greetings, Local Lodge 24 Brothers and Sisters, from rain-swept Hollywood, Maryland! 

Day 4 of the five-day course at the Winpisinger Center is in the books. If you’ve followed along on our journey, you can probably guess that today was all about what to expect during the actual negotiations as well as how to present our union’s requests to the company. We are truly excited to represent all of you during the upcoming negotiations. The majority of the day (8 hours) was spent crafting and presenting proposals and where appropriate, counter proposals.

We look forward to concluding our class tomorrow. Check back once more tomorrow when we will share our wrap-up of the class.

In solidarity,

Joe Paneck,

President, IAM Local Lodge 24