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District 751 raises $284,000 for Guide Dogs of America

SEATTLE — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 raised more than $284,000 for Guide Dogs of America in 2015. District 751 is one of the top fundraisers for the charity in North America. Over the past seven years, IAM 751 members have raised more than $2 million to help provide service dogs and training … Continue reading


200 union members urge Legislature to fix incentives

OLYMPIA – Nearly 200 current and former aerospace workers came to the Washington state Capitol today to urge legislators to take steps to ensure the nation’s largest corporate tax give-away meets its original intent to “maintain and grow Washington’s aerospace industry workforce” with good-paying jobs. Passed in a special legislative session in November 2013, the … Continue reading

Machinists honored for saving life of co-worker

EVERETT — Two members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 have received the Governor’s Lifesaving Award for quick actions that saved the life of a Boeing Co. co-worker. The incident occurred early one morning in August 2014, at the start of first shift at Boeing’s Everett factory. Brad Davis, who was sitting in a chair, … Continue reading

Machinists make Halloween sweeter with candy drive

WHITE CENTER — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 did their part to make Halloween a little sweeter for kids in one Seattle south-end neighborhood. Union members collected close to 600 pounds of candy, which was donated to the Salvation Army of White Center for its annual Halloween party. “There was enough candy left … Continue reading


Give-and-take: State gives billions, Boeing takes jobs

SEATTLE — Jon Holden, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, made the following remarks Monday during a press conference marking the two-year anniversary of the signing of a law giving the Boeing Co. $8.7 billion in tax breaks aimed at growing Washington’s aerospace industry. Two years ago, our union went to Olympia to … Continue reading

Machinists join Home Team to fight against hunger

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 is teaming once again with Northwest Harvest and KING-TV to fight hunger in western Washington. The union is collecting non-perishable food items at all Puget Sound union halls as part of KING-TV’s annual Home Team Harvest food drive. Donations will be taken through Dec. 4. In addition, as … Continue reading


Union: Company illegally withheld 401(k) matches

EVERETT – Managers at Cadence Aerospace-Giddens in Everett are illegally retaliating against their workers who voted earlier this year to form a union, their union charges. Among other things, the union alleges, Cadence-Giddens has illegally withheld 401(k) matches that were due to the workers, in retaliation for their vote to form the union. In addition, … Continue reading

IAM 751 backs Sullivan in Snohomish council race

EVERETT — An elected leader with a long track record of supporting Washington’s aerospace industry — and Machinists Union District Lodge 751 in particular — finds himself under attack from a wide range of corporate interests, including the Boeing Co. That’s why District 751 is strongly supporting Brian Sullivan in his bid for re-election to … Continue reading

Smith: ‘Fight back against that corporate culture’

SEATTLE — U.S. Rep. Adam Smith says he supports foreign trade – but not the kind of trade deals he’s asked to vote on in Congress. “Good for American business does not mean good for American workers and I represent the American worker,” Smith told more than 50 trade unionists at an Oct. 12 dinner … Continue reading


Machinists: Stop using our jobs as bargaining chips

The Boeing Co.’s recent moves to transfer work out of Puget Sound to South Carolina, Utah and China underscore the need for the Washington Legislature to attach accountability measures to the $8.7 billion tax breaks that the company and its suppliers now enjoy in Washington state. That was the message Machinists Union District Lodge 751 … Continue reading

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