The Machinists News is a blog focused on news of interest to members of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers District Lodge 751, and is maintainted by union staff in Seattle. It is an online supplement to the monthly Aero Mechanic newspaper and the bi-monthly Eastern Washington Machinists News newsletter, both of which are published for members.

District 751 represents 45,000 active, retired and laid-off workers at the Boeing Co. in Puget Sound and California, plus workers at Triumph Composites in Spokane, Pexco in Yakima, Hytek Finishes in Kent, AIM Aerospace in Sumner, and both Cadence Aerospace-Giddens and BAE Systems in Everett.  This collection of talented aerospace manufacturing workers is unmatched anywhere in North America. Our members truly are “First in Aerospace.”

However, District 751 also represents working men and women in other industries across Washington, Oregon and California, including aluminum workers in Wenatchee, metal trades workers at Hanford, foundry workers at Jorgensen Forge in Seatle and bus mechanics at local transit agencies. Our members include civilian contractors at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Fairchild Air Force Base and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island; regional disposal workers; workers at Grand Coulee Dam; plus auto mechanics, heavy duty mechanics, machinists, welder/fabricators, refrigerator repairmen, building maintenance specialists, irrigation district workers and many others. They’re served by a network of local lodges in Seattle, Spokane, Wenatchee and the Tri-Cities.

To contact a District 751 officer for information on how a union contract could help you, click here.

Comments are welcome – particularly from members – but this is a moderated blog, and the rules of the lodge apply:

  • Keep comments focused on the topic under discussion.
  • Keep comments free from personal attacks.

Comments that don’t follow these simple guidelines will be blocked.

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One Response to “About”
  1. Michael Furr says:

    It appears Boeing has subscribed to the “Texas Hold ’em School of Negotiations.” One winner, everyone else loses. Management tossed your jobs into the pot. Match them. Document publicly to stockholders, in negotiations, and in private correspondence with the Board the cost to the company of every mistake this management group has made, the cost to customers of every 787 shutdown, and the future cost of the entry of Airbus into the Japanese market. Contrast that with the savings of every production increase your Washington crews have achieved on the 737 and 777 lines. At the end, turn over a hole card and review discussion of seismic risk in the site analysis that justified the opening of the South Carolina plant. Charleston sits on one of the most active fault lines in the eastern US. Check the building codes and construction of the SC plant buildings to see if they have any chance of surviving a 6 point plus earthquake. If there was nothing substantive in the documents, nothing in the building codes, then point this out to the board and every stockholder as yet another a massive fail on the part of the current management, and that this is part of a pattern of failure that is and will cost the company going forward. Good luck.

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