Union joins peanut butter drives to aid food banks

Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 will once again compete this year to see which group can help ease hunger for the most people District 751 is taking part in two annual peanut butter drives sponsored by the central labor councils in Pierce and Snohomish counties. The drives start this month, and will continue … Continue reading

Union workers earned 25 percent more in 2016

Union members in 2016 earned 25 percent higher wages than their non-union counterparts, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. The same report also showed that union membership in Washington state grew again in 2016, and is up by 10 percent over the past two years. “These are two pieces of very good … Continue reading

March of Diapers: Union to aid low-income families

SEATTLE — Volunteers with Machinists Union District Lodge 751 are once again teaming with community activists to bring help to low-income families and families in crisis around Puget Sound. District 751’s Machinists Volunteer Program is partnering with the group Many Communities for the third annual March of Diapers drive. The drive is an effort to … Continue reading

Don’t believe anti-union hype, Cadence workers say

EVERETT — After one year of membership in the Machinists Union, union stewards at Cadence Aerospace-Giddens have this advice for workers at companies in the midst of union votes: Don’t believe what the company’s anti-union consultants say. About anything. “None of it came true,” said Union Steward Gary Naple. “Nobody lost their job. The company’s … Continue reading

Machinists wearing red for heart health awareness

SEATTLE — Officers and staff from Machinists Union District Lodge 751 are wearing red clothing today as part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness of heart disease, particularly in women. “Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women,” said Dena Bartman, the co-chairwoman of the IAM 751 Women’s Committee. “We need to do … Continue reading

AJAC launches state’s first youth apprenticeships

TACOMA — The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee has worked with other state and local agencies to launch the first youth apprenticeship program for high school students in Washington. The program is being offered to Tacoma students aged 16 or 17, giving them the opportunity to train for jobs in aerospace and other advanced manufacturing fields. … Continue reading

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