Machinists at Boeing earn maximum incentive pay

SEATTLE — The hard work of Machinists Union members at Boeing is paying off with a 4 percent incentive payment.

WorkersThe Boeing Co. announced Thursday that it will make the incentive payments on Feb. 20.

The 4 percent is the maximum Machinists can earn under the terms of the Aerospace Machinists Performance Plan, which was adopted as part of the 2011 contract extension.

The payouts, which are equal to 4 percent of each Machinist’s total pay in 2013, come because union workers exceeded their targets for safety, quality and productivity over the past year.

“Amid all the turmoil of the past few months, some people have lost sight of the fact that our members working at Boeing are among the most-productive aerospace workers in the world,” said Machinists Union District Lodge 751 President Tom Wroblewski. “I congratulate our members. They’ve certainly earned this.”

Machinists have the option of putting the incentive pay into their Boeing VIP funds, a 401(k) savings plan.

“I’d certainly encourage all our members to strongly consider this,” Wroblewski said.

Originally formed in 1935 to represent hourly workers at Boeing, District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents nearly 33,000 working men and women at 49 employers across Washington, Oregon and California.

To talk with a District 751 officer about how a union contract could help you, click here.

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