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Fire department mechanics join Machinists District 751

SPOKANE VALLEY — Mechanics and couriers for the Spokane Valley Fire Department are the newest members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, after a favorable ruling that clarified who will be members of the new bargaining unit. The ruling by the state’s Public Employment Relations Commission means that all of the department’s fleet maintenance workers … Continue reading

Apprenticeships can change lives, AJAC graduates say

TUKWILA — Apprenticeships have the power to change lives. That’s the message graduates of the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee gave in June, as they collected their certificates. “If you had told me in high school that this is where I was going to be, I would have laughed at you,” said Ryan Booth, the class … Continue reading

Aerospace machinists plan charity go-kart race

KENT — Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-F will hold its fourth annual Guide Dogs Karting Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 10, at PGP Motorsports Park at Pacific Raceways. The event will be from 2 to 6 p.m., and will feature teams of drivers racing for two hours around the PGP track, which is at 31001 144th … Continue reading


White House honors Curran for lifetime of service

PUYALLUP — A Puyallup man has been honored by the White House for a lifetime of volunteer community service work with the Machinists Union. Rob Curran, a union steward who works for the Boeing Co. in Auburn, received a President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for donating more than 4,000 hours of volunteer service. The award included … Continue reading


Machinists accept offer, ending lockout at Triumph

SPOKANE – Machinists Union members who work at Triumph Composite Systems have accepted the company’s offer on a four-year contract and will return to work on Monday. Union members voted by 82 percent to accept the offer, which ends a lockout at the aerospace parts factory that was going into its sixth week. “We are … Continue reading


Machinists reach tentative agreement with Triumph

SPOKANE – Negotiators from the Machinists Union and Triumph Composite Systems have reached a tentative agreement that could end the five-week-long labor dispute at the aerospace manufacturing plant. Union members who work at the plant will vote on the proposed four-year agreement on Wednesday. The two sides came to the tentative agreement after three days … Continue reading

Support Triumph workers by texting to donate

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 has created a text-to-donate site that will allow union members and people in the community to support Machinists Union members who have been locked out at Triumph Composite Systems in Spokane. To donate, simply text “STRIKE” to 91999, or click on this link. All contributions will be used … Continue reading


IAM 751 updates on lockout at Triumph Composites

SPOKANE – Machinists Union District Lodge 751 issued the following update Wednesday as the labor dispute at Triumph Composite Systems in Spokane concluded its third week: There have been no talks between the union and the company since May 9. On that date, union members voted by 94 percent to reject the company’s “last and … Continue reading

Good Rockin’: Machinist to perform Elvis tribute show

SEATTLE — Elvis impersonator Tracy Alan Moore and his band, Rising Sun, will perform a benefit concert in Seattle in August. Moore’s show will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at Machinists Union District Lodge 751‘s Seattle Union Hall at 9135 15th Place S. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $10 for children under 15. … Continue reading

Spokane Machinists will have a blast for charity

SPOKANE VALLEY — Machinists Union Local Lodge 86 will hold its fourth-annual charity trap shoot on Aug. 20. The event will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Spokane Gun Club, which is at 19615 E. Sprague Ave. in Greenacres. The cost is $80 per person, which includes lunch, trophies and door … Continue reading

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