Wroblewski: We are ‘only logical choice’ for 777-X

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Major milestones achieved by Machinists Union members in August show once again why Puget Sound is the only logical place for the Boeing Co. to locate its 777-X program, the union’s president said. Boeing “can’t afford another setback like we’ve seen with the 787,” said Tom Wroblewski, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751. … Continue reading

‘We’ve never been better,’ Machinists at Boeing say

EVERETT — The skill level of District 751 Machinists has never been higher and that’s a major reason why the Boeing Co. would be smart to fabricate and assemble its new 777-X jet in Washington state. That’s the message a group of union members delivered in August to consultants with the Revel Consulting, who as … Continue reading

New faces, same fights for 125-year-old IAM

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The Machinists Union was founded 125 years ago this month, and while the people and the industries they work in have changed, the core issues are very much the same, the union’s international president said. The union’s founders were “19 men who were fighting for the same basic dignity we fight for today, and realized … Continue reading

Inslee thanks IAM for 737 MAX, vows to land 777-X

SEATTLE  — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee thanked Machinists Union leaders for all they’ve done to keep aerospace jobs in his state, and said he’s personally committed to doing all he can do to ensure Boeing builds its next new jet – the 777-X – here. Inslee said  his uncle retired from Boeing and several of his … Continue reading

Inslee puts aerospace at center of his jobs plan

LYNNWOOD — Gov. Jay Inslee wants to add room for 500 more students in aerospace training programs at Washington’s community colleges. Inslee also told members of the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance that he wants to double the number of aerospace training programs for high school students at vocational skills centers statewide. His goal is to … Continue reading

Gregoire, Machinists discuss future of aerospace

RENTON — Washington state needs to train more aerospace workers and improve its transportation system, Machinists Union members told Gov. Chris Gregoire. The governor agreed. “Whatever we do today — great. Tomorrow we have to do something better,” Gregoire said. “We know what the competition’s like.” Gregoire had lunch at Machinists Union District Lodge 751‘s … Continue reading

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