Support Triumph workers by texting to donate

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 has created a text-to-donate site that will allow union members and people in the community to support Machinists Union members who have been locked out at Triumph Composite Systems in Spokane.

StrikeTextDonateTo donate, simply text “STRIKE” to 91999, or click on this link. All contributions will be used to support locked-out workers and their families.

“Our members at Triumph are fighting for fair wages, retirement security and reasonably priced health care coverage,” said IAM 751 President Jon Holden. “They’re fighting to maintain good jobs here in Spokane, instead of seeing them moved to Mexico.

“All around America, workers are seeing these basic pieces of the American Dream get taken away,” he continued. “Our fight in Spokane is really a fight on behalf of working families and communities everywhere, who have suffered as Corporate America has deliberately taken these things away.

“Corporate America says it can’t afford to pay fair wages, or provide pensions, yet it seems to have unlimited resources when it comes to fighting against workers who want to preserve America’s Middle Class,” Holden continued. “Every dollar donated to the locked-out Machinists at Triumph will help us level that playing field, by providing them with food and other assistance they need to continue their fight.

“The front line of this battle runs through Spokane,” he concluded. “Please help us win the fight for America’s Middle Class by texting ‘STRIKE’ to 91999. Together, We Will Triumph.”

Originally formed in 1935 by hourly workers at the Boeing Co., District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents some 33,000 working men and women at 53 employers across Washington and California.

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To donate to the Local 86 hardship fund supporting locked-out workers at Triumph Composites in Spokane, click here.

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