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Holden: Only one Boeing job should leave America

SEATTLE — Jon Holden, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, had the following response to news that Boeing Co. Chairman Jim McNerney had said in a speech that the company is looking to move parts of its operations out of the United States because Congress had failed to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank: “While … Continue reading

IAM 751 motorcycle event raises $9,300 for charity

SEATTLE – Machinists Union District Lodge 751’s 13th annual Puppy Putt motorcycle event raised more than $9,300 for charity. The event, held July 11, attracted nearly 50 motorcycle riders, who left from staging areas in Marysville and Lacey and rode to IAM 751’s Seattle Union Hall for an afternoon of food, music and motorcycle-themed fun. … Continue reading

Eastern Wash. Machinsts raise $8,761 for charity

RICHLAND — Machinists Union members in Eastern Washington raised a record $8,761 for Guide Dogs of America with their annual charity raffle earlier this summer. This year’s total was roughly $3,000 more than previous record, set in 2014 by activists in Machinists Union Local Lodges 86, 1123 and 1951. “It’s a group effort,” said Ken … Continue reading

Machinists at NAS Whidbey ratify four-year agreement

OAK HARBOR — Machinists Union members who work as civilian contractors at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station have won wage and pension increases with a new collective bargaining agreement. The workers ratified a four-year agreement with URS Corp. on July 24 with a 98-percent “Yes” vote. The agreement covers about 140 Machinists at URS who … Continue reading

Aerospace Machinists elect Mullen as vice president

SEATTLE — Les Mullen has been elected as vice president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751. Mullen received 64 percent of the votes cast in a seven-way election held July 22. As district vice president, his main duty will be to act as chairman of the union’s District Council meetings when District President Jon Holden … Continue reading


Retired Machinist honored for lifetime of service

SEATTLE – A retired Machinists Union member has received a lifetime achievement award from the White House, honoring his long dedication to community service. George Braun of SeaTac received a President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his service through the Machinists Volunteer Program, which is the community-service arm of Machinists Union District Lodge 751. The awards … Continue reading

Machinist plans Elvis tribute show for Guide Dogs

EVERETT — Some people give lip service to helping in their community. IAM 751 member Tracy Alan Moore believes in a little less conversation, a little more action. Moore works for the Boeing Co. in Everett, where he builds emergency stow boxes. But nine or 10 times a year, Moore gets up on stage and … Continue reading

IAM 751’s Palmer speaks to Renton Tech graduates

RENTON — Renton Technical College graduates were part of something excellent during their time on campus, one of the college’s trustees said in a speech during graduation ceremonies. Research done by the Aspen Institute and Brookings Institution in 2014 showed that “our RTC students are getting the training they need to go into high-paying, high-skill … Continue reading

Ex-Im Bank creates jobs in aerospace, Machinists told

CHICAGO — The U.S. Export-Import Bank supports tens of thousands of aerospace industry jobs and does it at no cost to the taxpayer, the bank’s president told Machinists Union members at a national conference last week. In fact, the federally sponsored bank returned a surplus of $675 million to the U.S. Treasury last year, Fred … Continue reading

IAM 751 president to new CEO: Invest in workforce

SEATTLE –Jon Holden, the President and Directing Business Representative of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, had the following statement after the Boeing Co. announced that Dennis Muilenburg would take over as the company’s chief executive officer on July 1: “CEOs come and CEOs go, but District 751 Machinists have been the driving force behind Boeing’s … Continue reading

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