JonSwear

Alliance: Invest now to improve jobs, environment

SEATTLE — Washington state could put nearly 78,000 people to work while also making strides to slow global warming and make local communities and companies more productive – if it could just get serious about repairing its aging roads, bridges and other infrastructure. That was the message labor and environmental leaders gave to elected officials … Continue reading

Rescue Race: 5K run raises $30,000 for Tacoma mission

FIFE — More than 300 runners – including roughly 50 members of  Machinists Union District Lodge 751 – came out to Dacca Park in Fife on April 12 for the second annual Rescue Race: Vennie Murphy 5K. The race raised more than $30,000 for The Rescue Mission in Tacoma. “It was a great success,” said Jann … Continue reading

Machinists collecting food for Salvation Army pantry

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 members have launched a food drive to help the Salvation Army feed hungry people in south Seattle and White Center. “This winter, Congress cut food stamps, and it ended extended unemployment benefits,” said Business Rep Rich McCabe, who is the food drive’s focal. “That means more people are … Continue reading

Puppy Putt 12: Machinists set charity motorcycle ride

SEATTLE — The 12th annual Puppy Putt charity motorcycle ride will be July 12 at locations around Puget Sound. Riders will leave between 8 and 10 a.m. on July 12 from Sound Harley-Davidson at 1612 Smokey Point Blvd. in Marysville and from Northwest Harley-Davidson at 8000 Freedom Lane in Lacey. The separate groups will meet … Continue reading

Aerospace Machinists plan Flight for Sight charity run

EVERETT — The 13th annual Flight for Sight fun run and walk will be June 7 at the Boeing Everett Activity Center, 6098 36th Ave. W. Registration on race day will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m., with racing to start at 9:30. The event includes chip-timed 5K and 10K runs over courses that are … Continue reading

Machinists plan sporting clays fundraiser for charity

PUYALLUP – Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-C will hold its second-annual Sporting Clays Shoot May 3 at the Sumner Sportsmen’s Association, 15711 96th St. E. in Puyallup. The event is a fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America, a California-based charity that provides service dogs and training in their use free of charge to people who … Continue reading

JonSwear

‘We must do better,’ says new District 751 president

Saying that “we must do better,” newly elected District 751 President Jon Holden announced dates for the first of a series of planned town hall meetings where he will take ideas from members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 on the direction they want their union to go. Holden also announced that a general membership survey … Continue reading

Aerospace Machinists to help community rebuild

EVERETT — Members of Machinist Union District Lodge 751  are stepping up to help their fellow union members who were affected by the catastrophic March 22 mudslide in the community of Oso in Snohomish County. “At least one union member has family in the hospital after their home was destroyed,” said District President Jon Holden. … Continue reading

Machinists to vote in April for International officers

SEATTLE — Active and retired members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 across Washington state will vote in April for top officers of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers. The IAM’s Grand Lodge — as the union’s International headquarters in Maryland is known — is holding elections for the offices of International President, … Continue reading

Aerospace Machinists join Fight for $15 in Seattle

SEATTLE  — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 is formally joining the Fight for $15 in Seattle. The union’s District Council voted unanimously March 11 to endorse Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s proposal to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15. The motivation is simple, said Larry Brown, the union’s Legislative Director. “Clearly, we all do better … Continue reading

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