Union urges commitment to education, worker training

SEATTLE – The United States must improve the quality of its public education and vocational training systems if it is to retain its global leadership in aerospace, one of Machinists Union District Lodge 751’s senior officers told members of Congress Monday. “We need to start making serious investments in our schools, and in other workforce … Continue reading

State gets $20 million for aerospace training

Washington’s aerospace industry has been boosted by a $20 million federal grant that will help expand workforce training programs across the state. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the grant to Air Washington, a group that includes 11 community colleges statewide, two aerospace training centers and the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee. Local workforce development councils … Continue reading

Machinists saved 787, union president says

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The efforts of Machinists Union members who went above-and-beyond what they were required to do are making it possible for Boeing to deliver its first 787s in 2012. “I firmly believe that without you, there wouldn’t be any 787 deliveries this September – and maybe for years to come,” said Tom Wroblewski, the president of … Continue reading

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