Alliance: Invest now to improve jobs, environment

SEATTLE — Washington state could put nearly 78,000 people to work while also making strides to slow global warming and make local communities and companies more productive – if it could just get serious about repairing its aging roads, bridges and other infrastructure. That was the message labor and environmental leaders gave to elected officials … Continue reading

Washington fits Boeing RFP to a ‘T,’ says IAM 751 chief

SEATTLE – Washington state remains the Boeing Co.’s best chance for success with its upcoming 777X aircraft program, the leader of the company’s hourly workers said. “Our state has the best tax structure and business climate among the competing states, and all the facilities and infrastructure that Boeing needs,” said Tom Wroblewski, the president of … Continue reading

Union and Boeing leaders hold ‘feedback session’

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 President Tom Wroblewski and union business representatives met Tuesday afternoon with Ray Conner, the president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and several members of his leadership team. It was the first meeting between Boeing executives and District 751 leadership since Nov. 13, when Machinists voted … Continue reading

Partnership helps residents train for aerospace jobs

ENUMCLAW — Adults and teenagers alike who live in the Enumclaw area now have opportunities to train for careers in the aerospace industry, thanks to a partnership that includes the Machinists Union. The partners – including the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee, which is strongly supported by Machinists Union District Lodge 751 – celebrated the launch … 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: We are ‘only logical choice’ for 777-X

Major milestones achieved by Machinists Union members in August show once again why Puget Sound is the only logical place for the Boeing Co. to locate its 777-X program, the union’s president said. Boeing “can’t afford another setback like we’ve seen with the 787,” said Tom Wroblewski, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751. … Continue reading

‘We’ve never been better,’ Machinists at Boeing say

EVERETT — The skill level of District 751 Machinists has never been higher and that’s a major reason why the Boeing Co. would be smart to fabricate and assemble its new 777-X jet in Washington state. That’s the message a group of union members delivered in August to consultants with the Revel Consulting, who as … Continue reading

Machinists won’t give up Boeing 777X for adoption

Long-time Machinists Union Steward Becky Beasley isn’t willing to watch Boeing’s next airplane — the 777X — get built in some other state. “After 16 years of building this airplane, it would be like putting my first-born up for adoption to see it go someplace else,” she said. Building the 777X in Everett would be … Continue reading

New faces, same fights for 125-year-old IAM

The Machinists Union was founded 125 years ago this month, and while the people and the industries they work in have changed, the core issues are very much the same, the union’s international president said. The union’s founders were “19 men who were fighting for the same basic dignity we fight for today, and realized … Continue reading

Machinists: Washington only logical choice for 777-X

MUKILTEO — Officers with Machinists Union District Lodge 751 said they support Washington Gov. Jay Inslee‘s vision for the future of the state’s aerospace industry. “The Machinists Union supports the growth of Washington’s aerospace industry,” said District 751 Legislative Director Larry Brown.   “The proposals Governor Inslee made today are real-world solutions to the needs of … Continue reading

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