Joint statement of support from IAM 751 and WSBCTC

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 and the Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council on Monday issued a joint statement of support in connection with the building expansion at the Boeing Co.’s Everett site:

Construction is underway on Boeing’s new $1 billion 777X wing-fabrication center at the company’s Everett site. This state-of-the-art, 1.3 million-square foot facility is scheduled for completion by 2016, with wing fabrication expected to start in 2017.

DogJogJonmug“Machinists Union members and the state of Washington made significant contributions to secure the 777X program for our community,” said IAM 751 President Jon Holden.  “It is gratifying to see the new building is being built by our fellow trade unionists who are in Washington’s Building Trades.  Their work ensures our members will have a first-class facility to work in. We have and will continue to work for good jobs in coalition with our brothers and sisters in the Building Trades.”

Lee-NewgentWashington State Building and Construction Trades Executive Secretary Lee Newgent added that “the Building Trades and the IAM have a long-standing and profitable working relationship.  Our members, who are building this leading-edge manufacturing facility, are proud to know that union Machinists will be working for decades in the facility they are building.”

The Machinists Union in Washington state has a long history of supporting transportation and other construction projects. The Washington State Building Trades have long supported investments in aerospace manufacturing in our state.  The two groups are committed to creating good union jobs to support Washington state families and communities.

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