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IAM 751 officers elected to state Labor Council board

SEATTLE – Three Machinists Union District Lodge 751 officers have been elected as vice presidents on the executive board of the Washington State Labor Council. IAM 751 President Jon Holden was re-elected as one of five vice presidents representing the council’s First District, which covers central Puget Sound. In addition, IAM 751 Retirement Club President Jackie … Continue reading

Joint statement of support from IAM 751 and WSBCTC

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 and the Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council on Monday issued a joint statement of support in connection with the building expansion at the Boeing Co.’s Everett site: Construction is underway on Boeing’s new $1 billion 777X wing-fabrication center at the company’s Everett site. This state-of-the-art, 1.3 … Continue reading

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New ‘Incredibles’ remake Renton, break 737 records

RENTON — Much like “The Incredibles” of the 1960s — men and women who built the first 747s while simultaneously building a massive airplane factory around them — a new generation of IAM 751 Machinists at Boeing is reconfiguring the company’s Renton factory and installing massive new tooling, while also assembling and delivering airliners at … Continue reading

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Aerospace Machinists raise $322,000 for Guide Dogs

SEATTLE — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 raised more than $322,000 for their favorite charity, Guide Dogs of America, this year. The announcement was made by IAM 751 President Jon Holden at the annual Guide Dogs of America charity banquet in Las Vegas, where Holden presented a check for $322,266.50. District 751 remains the No. … Continue reading

Educator: Unions help hold management accountable

EVERETT — A union contract gives workers the power to hold their managers accountable when they’re treated unfairly, members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 were told at a series of members’ rights workshops in November. “You guys have a much more-direct line for hand-slapping than someone who doesn’t have a union,” said Sarah Laslett, … Continue reading

Santa Claus is coming, thanks to union volunteers

TACOMA — They’re a little too tall to be elves, but a group of IAM 751 volunteers puts in a lot of time in a toy workshop year-round, making sure that underprivileged Pierce County children will get a visit from Santa this Christmas. The members of the union’s Machinists Volunteer Program do it by volunteering … Continue reading

IAM 751 Machinist named state’s best forklift driver

SEATTLE — Aerospace machinist Omar Ornelas was the winner of this year’s Washington state Forklift Rodeo. The event was held Sept. 24 in Spokane, as part of the annual Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference. Ornelas is a member of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 who works for the Boeing Co. at Boeing Field in Seattle. … Continue reading

Union collects 400 pounds of candy for Halloween

SEATTLE — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 across Puget Sound collected more than 400 pounds of candy for the Salvation Army of White Center’s annual Halloween party. There was enough candy left over for the organization’s annual Christmas Party as well, said Richard McCabe, the IAM 751 business representative who led the candy … Continue reading

District 751 golf tournament raises $15,000 for charity

REDMOND — Machinists Union District Lodge 751‘s annual Guide Dogs of America Charity Golf Tournament raised $15,000 for charity. The tournament’s organizing group presented a check for $15,000.66 for the charity in October. The tournament had been held July 20 at the Willows Run Golf Course. Nearly 200 golfers took part. “We had a really good … Continue reading

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Machinists honor veterans’ service to country, union

SEATTLE — Unions and the military share common values: looking out for each other and working together to achieve their missions, IAM 751 members who had served in the U.S. Armed Forces said. “You look out for each other, in that foxhole,” said Dwyane Johnson, who served as a helicopter door gunner in the U.S. … Continue reading

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