IAM 751 concerned by loss of state’s aerospace jobs

JonCrossedArmsSEATTLE — Jon Holden, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, had the following statement after the Boeing Co. announced it was permanently moving Boeing defense jobs out of Washington state.

“Through our discussions with the company it is not yet clear what the impact to our members will be, or when potentially they could occur. In our bargaining agreement, we have processes that must be followed before our work can be moved out of Puget Sound.

“However, we are concerned and disappointed with the continuing loss of high-wage aerospace jobs in our state. This is not the job growth our legislators had in mind when they approved the nation’s largest tax-incentive plan for the industry last winter, and this is why we are partnering on legislation that would put accountability measures in place.”

Originally formed in 1935 to represent hourly workers at Boeing, District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents more than 33,000 working men and women at 51 employers across Washington and California.

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3 Responses to “IAM 751 concerned by loss of state’s aerospace jobs”
  1. Dwayne says:

    this was the boeing co. intent from the get-go, they are sneaky and devious in there tactic’s. they have always wanted out of washington state, but were willing to drain every dollar of state funded money before doing so. they tried to use treatening tatic on the members and were successful in depleting the retirement sponsored plan, due to a influx of hiring of a younger workforce.telling them thier jobs were in jeopardy, guess what after what has already transpired they stil are, we have a company being ran by greed, let me give you a example of greed, MCDONNELL DOUGLAS,to i need to say more……..

    • Cameron says:

      Dwayne – Your criticism is valid but should be understood to be directed not at a single corporation but at the capitalist system as a whole. It is this system which encourages and requires greed as its fuel.

  2. Tigger says:

    Inslee and the WaLeg are crony capitalist. They could have offered $9B to ANY aerospace co bringing jobs but only gave it to Boeing. Where is the clause saying any job deficits warrant no subsidies. Inslee should be impeached

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