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Machinists set date for 2016 charity golf tournament

REDMOND — Machinists Union District Lodge 751‘s annual Guide Dogs of America Charity Golf Tournament will be Sunday, July 17, at Willows Run Golf Complex in Redmond. The tournament will be a scramble format with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. A trophy will be awarded to the first-place team with a cash prize for … Continue reading

Machinists team up to help Puget Sound families

SEATTLE — Members from two different Machinists Union district lodges teamed up this spring to collect more than 8,600 diapers and 6,800 baby wipes in support of the recent March of Diapers community campaign. Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 and Machinists Union District Lodge 160 — both based in Seattle —  made a … Continue reading

Singer, activist O’Connor to perform at union hall

SEATTLE — Folk singer, poet and labor activist John Paul O’Connor will perform his musical narrative Hold the Fort during a benefit concert at Machinists Union District Lodge 751’s Seattle Union Hall in May. The performance will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 14 in the union’s Stewards Hall, 9135 15th Place S., Seattle. It  … Continue reading

Aerospace Machinists plan charity motorcycle ride

SEATTLE — The 14th annual Puppy Putt charity motorcycle ride will be July 9 at locations around Puget Sound. Riders will leave between 8 and 10 a.m. on July 9 from Sound Harley-Davidson at 1612 Smokey Point Blvd. in Marysville and from Northwest Harley-Davidson at 8000 Freedom Lane in Lacey. The separate groups will meet … Continue reading

IAM 751 a top donor to aerospace scholarship fund

LYNNWOOD — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 was once again one of the top donors to the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance scholarship fund in 2016. The union gave $5,000 to the PNAA foundation — the fifth year in a row that IAM 751 has donated that amount. PNAA honored the union for its support of … Continue reading

Machinists at Triumph approve strike sanction vote

SPOKANE — Machinists Union members who work at Triumph Composites in Spokane overwhelmingly say they are ready to strike, if that’s what it takes to win a fair contract from their employer. Union members at Triumph voted 98.7 percent yes in a strike sanction vote on March 25. The vote does not necessarily mean a … Continue reading

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Union: Latest cuts show need for job guarantees

SEATTLE — Jon Holden, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, issued the following statement March 29 as The Seattle Times reported that the Boeing Co. is looking to eliminate thousands more jobs now held by Washington state residents. “We have not been notified of these types of workforce reduction numbers. “We continue to … Continue reading

Machinists will work to help raise up Washington

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 is joining the effort to raise Washington’s minimum wage to $13.50 an hour. The union’s District Council voted March 22 to endorse the Raise Up Washington campaign, which seeks to put an initiative on the November ballot that would raise the minimum wage statewide to $13.50 an hour … Continue reading

IAM 751 to endow Renton Tech College scholarships

RENTON – Machinists Union District Lodge 751 announced today that it is establishing a $25,000 scholarship endowment at Renton Technical College to help students there prepare for careers in aerospace manufacturing. “We think this is a great opportunity for our union, RTC and young folks in the community,” said IAM 751 President Jon Holden, who … Continue reading

Cadence-Giddens workers win raises, paid time off

EVERETT — Machinists Union members who work at Cadence Aerospace-Giddens in Everett ratified their first union contract in February, winning additional pay and improved working conditions. Union members had overwhelmingly rejected a previous offer with a 94-percent “no” vote on Feb. 5. That triggered a new round of negotiations, which led to an improved offer … Continue reading

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