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Machinists at BAE Systems OK three-year agreement

SEATTLE — Machinists Union members who test and install flight decks for a Boeing Co. contractor have unanimously ratified a three-year contract. Under their contract with BAE Systems, the workers will maintain cost of living increases and pension benefits for the next three years, while also collecting $1,000 lump sum payments in each year of … Continue reading

Machinists Council backs Jayapal for Congress

SEATTLE – The Washington Machinists Council, which represents union workers in the aerospace, manufacturing and forest products industries, today announced it is endorsing Pramila Jayapal in the Seventh Congressional District race. Prior to the primary election, the Machinists Council had made a split endorsement of both Jayapal and Brady Pinero Walkinshaw. The Council is putting … Continue reading

NAS Whidbey Machinists raise $8,800 for food banks

Note: This post has been revised to reflect updated fundraising totals. BURLINGTON – Machinists Union members who work at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station raised more than $8,800 at their recent charity golf tournament. The tournament at Avalon Golf Links attracted 48 golfers and raised $8,854, which was a fund-raising record for the fourth-annual tournament. … Continue reading

IAM 751 motorcycle event raises $10,000 for charity

SEATTLE – Machinists Union District Lodge 751’s 15th annual Puppy Putt motorcycle event raised nearly $10,000 for charity. The event, held July 9, attracted close to 50 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. Puget … Continue reading

IAM 751 golf tournament raises $17,500 for charity

REDMOND – Machinists Union members raised more than $17,000 at the seventh annual Guide Dogs of America Charity Golf Tournament. The event was held July 17 at Willows Run golf complex. Some 132 golfers took part. The team of Scott Chord, Jerod Gillies, Marvin Rosales and Casey Schmidt won the four-man best-ball tournament. Their score … Continue reading

Fire department mechanics join Machinists District 751

SPOKANE VALLEY — Mechanics and couriers for the Spokane Valley Fire Department are the newest members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, after a favorable ruling that clarified who will be members of the new bargaining unit. The ruling by the state’s Public Employment Relations Commission means that all of the department’s fleet maintenance workers … Continue reading

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Apprenticeships can change lives, AJAC grads say

TUKWILA — Apprenticeships have the power to change lives. That’s the message graduates of the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee gave in June, as they collected their certificates. “If you had told me in high school that this is where I was going to be, I would have laughed at you,” said Ryan Booth, the class … Continue reading

Aerospace machinists plan charity go-kart race

KENT — Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-F will hold its fourth annual Guide Dogs Karting Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 10, at PGP Motorsports Park at Pacific Raceways. The event will be from 2 to 6 p.m., and will feature teams of drivers racing for two hours around the PGP track, which is at 31001 144th … Continue reading

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White House honors Curran for lifetime of service

PUYALLUP — A Puyallup man has been honored by the White House for a lifetime of volunteer community service work with the Machinists Union. Rob Curran, a union steward who works for the Boeing Co. in Auburn, received a President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for donating more than 4,000 hours of volunteer service. The award included … Continue reading

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Machinists accept offer, ending lockout at Triumph

SPOKANE – Machinists Union members who work at Triumph Composite Systems have accepted the company’s offer on a four-year contract and will return to work on Monday. Union members voted by 82 percent to accept the offer, which ends a lockout at the aerospace parts factory that was going into its sixth week. “We are … Continue reading

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