Contract gives Machinists raises, lower health costs
SPOKANE VALLEY — Machinists Union members who work at B&B Truck Service in Spokane Valley have unanimously approved a new three-year contract.
Under the new agreement, the workers will see:
- General wage increases for all workers, plus additional premium pay for workers in the Technician 2 job classification;
- Reduced medical costs; and
- Improved contract language covering air tool replacement.
The contract covers seven union mechanics at B&B, who perform maintenance on diesel truck fleets. They voted to approve the agreement on April 18.
The workers are members of Machinists Union Local Lodge 86 in Spokane, which is affiliated with Machinists Union District Lodge 751 in Seattle.
Originally formed in 1935 by hourly workers at the Boeing Co., District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents more than 32,000 working men and women at 53 employers across Washington and California. In Eastern Washington, members are served by a network of local lodges that includes Local 86 in Spokane, Machinists Union Local Lodge 1123 in Coulee City and Machinists Union Local Lodge 1951 in Richland.
Think you’d be better off working under a union contract? Click here to contact an IAM 751 representative to learn how to join the Machinists Union.