Democrats urge supporters to get out the vote

EVERETT — Elected Democratic officials and candidates urged their supporters to continue working to the last minute to get voters to cast their ballots by Tuesday. “Nobody wants to wake up Wednesday morning and think, ‘Gosh, I could have done one more thing,’” U.S. Sen. Patty Murray told Snohomish County party faithful. Murray was one of … Continue reading

Cantwell: Election is ‘about people and it’s about jobs’

AUBURN — America’s aerospace industry needs federal government support if it is to train the 20,000 workers it will need in the next decade, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell said. “I guarantee you my No. 1 priority is that we remain the hub of the aerospace industry right here in Washington state,” Cantwell said. Cantwell spoke … Continue reading

Union: Export-Import Bank means jobs for U.S.

SEATTLE — The Export-Import Bank is a vital tool for creating American jobs and it must be renewed, say leaders of Machinists Union District Lodge 751. “This is important to us, as Machinists, because the Ex-Im Bank helps Boeing customers line up financing so they can buy the planes we build,” said District President Tom … Continue reading

Machinists’ skill and experience make 777 better

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Machinists Union members deserve a lot of the credit for making Boeing’s 777 one of the best-selling widebody jets in commercial aviation history, the union’s district president in Seattle said. Those same union workers are also taking steps to ensure the success – and profitability – of the program for years to come, said Tom … Continue reading

Senator names union member a ‘Woman of Valor’

SEATTLE — Laura Hopkins, the executive director of the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee, was one of eight women honored by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell at her annual “Women of Valor” luncheon Feb. 22. Hopkins was honored for her work with AJAC, which is creating new opportunities for Washington state residents in one of the state’s … Continue reading

Union urges commitment to education, worker training

SEATTLE – The United States must improve the quality of its public education and vocational training systems if it is to retain its global leadership in aerospace, one of Machinists Union District Lodge 751’s senior officers told members of Congress Monday. “We need to start making serious investments in our schools, and in other workforce … Continue reading

Union supports call for tanker investigation

EVERETT — Machinists Union officials say they strongly support U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell’s call for hearings into the mismanagement of U.S. Air Force tanker bidding data. “Thank you Senator Cantwell for standing up and being a voice on this,” said Jim Bearden, the administrative assistant at Machinists Union District Lodge 751. Bearden called the mix-up — … Continue reading

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