IAM 751 announces dates for nominations, vote

SEATTLE – Nominations for a new president for Machinists Union District Lodge 751 will be held on Feb. 25, and elections will be on March 6.

AIMSanction5The union’s District Council approved the schedule at its meeting on Tuesday.

The new president will serve out the remainder of former President Tom Wroblewski’s term in office. The term runs until Feb. 1, 2017.

Citing health concerns, the 59-year-old Wroblewski announced on Jan. 14 that he would retire. Today is his last day in office.

Notice of the coming nominations and elections is in the February edition of the AeroMechanic newsletter, which is being mailed to union members’ homes next week. It also is posted at the union’s website: www.IAM751.org.

Nominees must be seated delegates to the union’s District Council. The council is a 35-member policy-setting body whose members are full-time employees at Boeing and other companies represented by District 751. Nominations can be made by individual District Council delegates or alternates, or a group of 50 members could submit a petition nominating a seated delegate of their choice.

“Every District 751 president has faced great challenges, and so will the next one,” said Wroblewski. “However, the president the members choose also will have the honor of leading the greatest group of aerospace workers the world has ever seen.”

Originally formed in 1935 to represent hourly workers the Boeing Co., 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.

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