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Machinists forge deal with plant’s potential owners

TUKWILA — Machinists Union members who work at the former Jorgensen Forge plant in Tukwila have ratified a proposed contract with their potential new employer. The vote is a key step forward as the potential new owners — CE Star Holdings – attempt to bring Jorgensen Forge out of bankruptcy, and it clears the way … Continue reading

IAM 751 candy drive to make Halloween sweeter

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 is once again teaming with the Salvation Army to make Halloween sweeter for the children of White Center. Union members are collecting candy for the Salvation Army’s annual Halloween party in White Center, which provides a safe alternative to trick-or-treating for children in that community. Donations of unopened, … Continue reading

Machinists endorse I-124 to protect hotel housekeepers

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 thinks Seattle hotel housekeepers shouldn’t be subjected to regular sexual harassment or forced to work strenuous jobs without adequate health care coverage. The union’s District Council voted unanimously Sept. 13 to endorse Seattle city Initiative 124, which would extend union-negotiated protections against sexual harassment and inhumane workloads to … Continue reading

Team 751 to make strides against cancer in Everett

EVERETT — Team 751 will once again take part in the American Cancer Society‘s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. This year, the union group will be part of Making Strides of Snohomish County, which will start at 9 a.m. Oct. 15 at the Port of Everett jetty landing, at 600 10th St. in … Continue reading

Spokane Machinists hit mark for charity fundraising

SPOKANE VALLEY – A record turnout helped Machinists Union Local Lodge 86 hit a new mark for charity fundraising at its fourth annual Guide Dogs of America Trap Shoot. In all, 83 shooters took part, helping to raise a record $7,546 for the charity at the shoot, which was held Aug. 20 at the Spokane … Continue reading

Machinists back Seattle’s secure scheduling proposal

SEATTLE — Seattle’s working people deserve the protections that a proposed secure scheduling ordinance would bring, Machinists Union District Lodge 751’s legislative director said. “Everybody deserves certainty,” IAM 751 Legislative Director Larry Brown testified before the Seattle City Council during a Sept. 7 public hearing on the proposal. Under the proposed ordinance, retailers and fast-food … Continue reading

Whidbey Machinists win raises, retirement security

OAK HARBOR — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 who work for Delaware Resource Group at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station have won pay increases and enhanced retirement benefits with a new collective bargaining agreement. The workers approved the agreement with a 92-percent “yes” vote on Aug. 27. “This collective bargaining agreement recognizes the … Continue reading

Machinists at BAE Systems OK three-year agreement

SEATTLE — Machinists Union members who test and install flight decks for a Boeing Co. contractor have unanimously ratified a three-year contract. Under their contract with BAE Systems, the workers will maintain cost of living increases and pension benefits for the next three years, while also collecting $1,000 lump sum payments in each year of … Continue reading

Machinists Council backs Jayapal for Congress

SEATTLE – The Washington Machinists Council, which represents union workers in the aerospace, manufacturing and forest products industries, today announced it is endorsing Pramila Jayapal in the Seventh Congressional District race. Prior to the primary election, the Machinists Council had made a split endorsement of both Jayapal and Brady Pinero Walkinshaw. The Council is putting … Continue reading

NAS Whidbey Machinists raise $8,800 for food banks

Note: This post has been revised to reflect updated fundraising totals. BURLINGTON – Machinists Union members who work at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station raised more than $8,800 at their recent charity golf tournament. The tournament at Avalon Golf Links attracted 48 golfers and raised $8,854, which was a fund-raising record for the fourth-annual tournament. … Continue reading

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