NLRB sets union vote for Cadence-Giddens in Everett

EVERETT – Workers at Cadence Aerospace-Giddens in Everett are scheduled to vote May 14-15 on whether to join the aerospace machinists union. The National Labor Relations Board ordered the election after Machinists Union District Lodge 751 submitted signed requests from a substantial number of workers at the company. “Cadence corporate has contracts with its suppliers … Continue reading

Spokane Machinists build wheelchair ramp for teen

SPOKANE VALLEY — Members of Machinists Union Local Lodge 86 in Spokane have built their first wheelchair ramp, spreading a proud tradition started by Machinists Union volunteers in Seattle nearly 20 years ago. “The ramp turned out beautiful,” said President Robley Evans, the president of Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-F, who was one of the … Continue reading


Forging ahead: Machinists OK pact with Jorgensen

TUKWILA – Machinists Union members who work at Jorgensen Forge Corp. will get their first pay raises in seven years after ratifying a new collective bargaining agreement. The workers approved the three-year contract with an 94 percent yes vote on Friday. They had rejected the company’s first contract offer on April 9. “Our members at … Continue reading


Holden: Why subsidize low-wage aerospace jobs?

Cross-posted from SEATTLE — Today, low-wage workers across America are taking action to demand a $15 an hour minimum wage and the right to form unions to negotiate with their employers. Here at Machinists Union District Lodge 751, we salute those hard-working people — fast food and home care workers, and even part-time college … Continue reading

Talks to continue after JFC Machinists reject offer

TUKWILA – Negotiators are headed back to the bargaining table after Machinists Union members at Jorgensen Forge Co. rejected a proposed three-year contract Thursday. “Our members at JFC told us we have more work to do,” said Joe Crockett, a business representative for Machinists Union District Lodge 751. “We will meet with the company next … Continue reading

Union sets date for charity car and motorcycle show

EVERETT — The annual Bill Baker Memorial Steel & Wheel SuperShow is coming to Everett again this year. The annual show for classic cars, hot rods and motorcycles will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 15 at Machinists Union District Lodge 751‘s Everett Union Hall, 8729 Airport Road. Along with displays of custom … Continue reading


Machinists, SPEEA call for tax break accountability

OLYMPIA — They may be working in one of America’s most-profitable industries, but employees of Washington state aerospace suppliers are paid so badly, they can’t afford to feed their own families, rent their own homes or buy their own cars, representatives of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 told legislators in March. A dozen aerospace workers … Continue reading

Machinists forge tentative agreement with Jorgensen

SEATTLE – Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 who work at Jorgensen Forge Corp. in Tukwila have reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract with their employer. The union’s negotiating team announced the agreement Thursday afternoon, and said it would recommend that members vote to accept it. A vote has been scheduled for … Continue reading

JBLM Machinists win better pay, pension, work hours

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD — Machinists Union members working for two Joint Base Lewis-McChord contractors will receive improvements to their pay, hours of work and pension benefits after ratifying a new collective bargaining agreement. The Machinists, who are employed by DS2 and M1 Support Services, approved the three-year agreement with a 93 percent yes vote on … Continue reading

Union advantage: Higher pay plus better benefits

Union members on average make 27 percent more than non-union workers doing similar work, new data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. “That doesn’t mean that you’ll automatically get a 27 percent pay increase if you vote in a union at your company,” said Jon Holden, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge … Continue reading

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