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Holden: Unions committed to tax break accountability

The unions for aerospace workers in Washington are committed to advancing legislation that ensures the $8.7 billion tax package granted to the Boeing Co. and its suppliers last year actually grows the state’s aerospace industry. That’s the message that Jon Holden, president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, gave in his monthly message to union … Continue reading

Big-money conservatives put target on Washington

SEATTLE — The American Legislative Exchange Council is taking aim at both unions and retirees — and it’s got allies here in Washington state to help. That was the warning that Joe Kendo, the legislative and policy director for the Washington State Labor Council, gave to members of the IAM 751 Retirement Club at their … Continue reading

Team 751 taking part in Seattle breast cancer walk

SEATTLE — Team 751 will once again take part in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Seattle. This year’s event is at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, leaving from the Seattle Center. Individuals can make donations at Team 751’s page on the Making Strides event website or with any member of the Women’s Committee at Machinists Union District Lodge 751. The … Continue reading

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Union members have rights denied most U.S. workers

SEATTLE — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 working at the Boeing Co. enjoy rights and benefits most working Americans don’t have — thanks to their union contract. “These rights are empowering,” said Laura Ewan, who is an attorney with Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, a Seattle law firm that represents District 751 and 50 … Continue reading

Machinists Union charity car show raises $9,300

EVERETT —  Machinists Union members raised more than $9,300 for charity with their annual custom car and motorcycle show. The annual Bill Baker Memorial Steel & Wheel SuperShow attracted more than 50 entries to Machinists Union District Lodge 751′s Everett Union hall on Aug. 9. “We had a really fun family event,” said Les Mullen, the … Continue reading

Machinists at JBLM get better pay and benefits

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 who work for L-3 Communications at Joint Base Lewis McChord have unanimously ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. The workers are instructors who train U.S. Air Force C-17 pilots and loadmasters. Under the agreement, they will receive: 3 percent wage increases in 2015, … Continue reading

Union collects candy for community Halloween party

SEATTLE — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 will once again this year do their part to make Halloween sweeter for the children of the White Center community south of Seattle. The union is conducting its annual Halloween candy drive. Donations of unopened, individually wrapped candy can be dropped off through Oct. 30 at … Continue reading

IAM 751 concerned by loss of state’s aerospace jobs

SEATTLE — Jon Holden, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, had the following statement after the Boeing Co. announced it was permanently moving Boeing defense jobs out of Washington state. “Through our discussions with the company it is not yet clear what the impact to our members will be, or when potentially they … Continue reading

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Holden: We need better data on aerospace incentives

OLYMPIA — Aerospace machinists support using tax incentives to help grow Washington’s aerospace industry, but the Legislature needs to act to ensure they are working as intended, the president of the largest union for Washington aerospace workers said Friday. “We need a more robust method for evaluating the success of our state’s past investment in … Continue reading

Aerospace Machinists raise $14,000 for charity at race

KENT – Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-F’s second annual Karting Challenge raised more than $14,000 for charity. The event was held Sept. 6 at PGP Motorsports Park at Pacific Raceways. Twenty teams, each with as many as four drivers, raced for two hours on the 0.9 mile track, hitting speeds up to 50 mph. The … Continue reading

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