Holden comments on South Carolina union election

DogJogJonSEATTLE — Jon Holden, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, released the following statement after Monday’s news that employees of the Boeing Co.’s plant in North Charleston, S.C., have asked the National Labor Relations Board for an election on whether to join the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers.

“We have a unique perspective to know what it is like to work in a Boeing production facility. We are excited that these hard working, well-deserving workers in South Carolina will have the opportunity to choose whether or not they want representation with their employer.

“We have raised the standard of living in the communities we live in, simply because we have had the opportunity to bargain our wages, hours and working conditions with the Boeing Co. We feel strongly that these workers will also benefit themselves and their communities once they have the right to bargain with their employer. We wish them well in gaining rights protected by federal law, which we at District 751 cherish so much.”

Originally formed in 1935 to represent hourly workers at Boeing in Seattle, IAM District 751 now represents more than 33,000 working men and women at 51 employers across Washington and California.

Think you would benefit from a union contract? Click here to talk to an IAM 751 representative about how to join the Machinists Union.

2 Responses to “Holden comments on South Carolina union election”
  1. John K says:

    “What do we want? More schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning, less crime; more leisure, less greed; more justice, less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures.” Samuel Gompers circa 1898

  2. bonnie howars says:

    this is wonderful Boeing went to SC as a union busting move not many union jobs there and a lot of people just glad to have a job or so they thought hope everyone there stands up and votes yes if we don’t start to stand up for our rights in this country there wont be a middle class just rich and poor and with this congress we are on a fast trip in that direction

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