We’re all accountable for better union, Holden says

Each member of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 must play a part in making the organization stronger, said union President Jon Holden in his monthly report. “In our union, the work gets done by the people who show up. So if we want a better union, each of us has to take responsibility and be accountable for … Continue reading

AIM Aerospace Machinists ratify first union contract

SUMNER — Machinists Union members who work at AIM Aerospace in Sumner have won 5.6 percent average wage increases plus improved benefits with their first union contract. The workers ratified the contract with a 75 percent yes vote on Friday. “This is a good foundation you can build from,” union Business Rep Brett Coty told AIM … Continue reading

Aerospace Machinists join Fight for $15 in Seattle

SEATTLE  — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 is formally joining the Fight for $15 in Seattle. The union’s District Council voted unanimously March 11 to endorse Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s proposal to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15. The motivation is simple, said Larry Brown, the union’s Legislative Director. “Clearly, we all do better … Continue reading

Sumner Machinists AIM for better than poverty pay

SUMNER — Negotiators with Machinists Union District Lodge 751 are fighting back against a proposal by AIM Aerospace managers in Sumner that would lock composites manufacturing specialists at the company into poverty-wage jobs for the next five years. “AIM President John Feutz doesn’t seem to mind that his employees qualify for food stamps and low-income … Continue reading

Machinists in Sumner authorize potential strike

SUMNER – Machinists Union members at AIM Aerospace say they’re ready to strike if current negotiations with the company don’t produce an acceptable contract. Ninety percent of the union members who work for the company in Sumner voted “yes” in a strike sanction vote on Nov. 13. The vote does not mean a strike is … Continue reading

Wroblewski: No DC-style mess for this Washington

Washington state can’t afford the kind of political dysfunction that has paralyzed the nation’s capital if it is to be successful in its campaign to keep the Boeing 777X here, the leader of the aerospace machinists union said. “I hope our state legislators are learning from the mess in the Other Washington,” said Tom Wroblewski, … Continue reading

Wroblewski: Right to Worse is wrong for Washington

The anti-union laws proposed by one Washington state legislator and endorsed by one outspoken pundit would cripple the state’s economy and hamstring efforts to provide the kind of workforce development that’s essential for the future of the state’s aerospace industry, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 said. Tom Wroblewski said he’s calling the … Continue reading

Sumner aerospace workers AIM higher, join IAM

SUMNER — Workers at AIM Aerospace in Sumner voted by a 3-to-2 margin Friday to join the Machinists Union. The National Labor Relations Board reported that 60 percent of the votes cast were in favor of the union. The NLRB still must certify the results. The vote covers more than 250 workers at the AIM … Continue reading

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