Holden: Trade deals must work for working Americans

RENTON — Jon Holden, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, released the following statement this morning, in reaction to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the Boeing Co.’s Renton plant, where he promoted the top-secret Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement. “We want Secretary Kerry to take this message back to Washington … Continue reading

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Cadence-Giddens vote shows workers want union

EVERETT — Hourly workers at Cadence Aerospace-Giddens in Everett have voted by roughly a 3-2 margin to join Machinists Union District Lodge 751. However, the final outcome won’t be decided until after the National Labor Relations Board conducts a hearing that will determine the fate of 25 ballots that have not been counted yet because … Continue reading

Retired IAM 751 activist to lead NW labor history group

SEATTLE — Retired IAM 751 activist Tom Lux has been elected president of the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association. Lux was elected to the post during the association’s annual conference, which was held May 1-3 in SeaTac. The association works to preserve the history and heritage of workers in British Columbia, Oregon and Washington. Association … Continue reading

Machinists shotgun event raises $11,500 for charity

PUYALLUP – The Bucks 4 Pups sporting clays shoot raised close to $11,500 for charity. The event was held May 2 at the Sumner Sportsmen’s Association range in Puyallup. The shoot was sponsored by Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-C, with the support of Scott Wealth Management Group. The team of Greg Howe, George Garten, Sean … Continue reading

Kent Machinist honored for service to union, community

KENT — A Kent man was honored recently by Machinists Union District Lodge 751 for his service to the union and the community. Robley Evans was this year’s winner of the union’s Bill Johnson True Trade Unionist Award, which is given annually to an IAM 751 volunteer who gives freely of his or her own … Continue reading

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Special Session: Unions push for accountability

OLYMPIA — The Washington Legislature‘s special session is giving Machinists Union District Lodge 751 and SPEEA more time to convince legislators about the need to hold the Boeing Co. and the rest of the state’s aerospace industry accountable for how they use $8.7 billion in tax breaks. “We are steadily picking up support, from both … Continue reading

Machinists plan 2015 charity horseshoes tournament

RENTON — The 12th annual Shoes for Puppies horseshoes tournament will return to Renton in August. The tournament, which is sponsored by Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-E, will start at noon Aug. 2 at the Red Dog Saloon, 18606 Renton-Maple Valley Rd. SE. The cost is $50 per player. Entry forms are available at all … Continue reading

Whidbey Machinists plan 2015 charity golf tourney

OAK HARBOR — Machinists Union members who work for contractors at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station will host their third-annual charity golf tournament in August. The four-man scramble tournament will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on Aug. 29 at the Navy Gallery Golf Course, 3065 N. Cowpens Road, Oak Harbor. The cost is … Continue reading

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

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