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

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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

Cadence-Giddens workers win raises, paid time off

EVERETT — Machinists Union members who work at Cadence Aerospace-Giddens in Everett ratified their first union contract in February, winning additional pay and improved working conditions. Union members had overwhelmingly rejected a previous offer with a 94-percent “no” vote on Feb. 5. That triggered a new round of negotiations, which led to an improved offer … Continue reading

IAM 751 Machinists reject offer from Cadence-Giddens

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EVERETT — Machinists Union members who work at Cadence Aerospace-Giddens in Everett have overwhelmingly rejected the company’s proposed three-year contract. In voting Friday, 94 percent of the votes were cast to reject the contract, and 89 percent of the voters also voted to strike. Union negotiators said they would seek a new round of talks … Continue reading

Machinists to vote Friday on Cadence-Giddens offer

EVERETT – Machinists Union members who work at Cadence Aerospace-Giddens in Everett are preparing to vote on their first union contract, after negotiators for the company presented the union with what they call their “best and final” contract offer. Voting will take place Friday at Machinists Union District Lodge 751’s Everett Union Hall. If union … Continue reading

Union: Company illegally withheld 401(k) matches

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EVERETT – Managers at Cadence Aerospace-Giddens in Everett are illegally retaliating against their workers who voted earlier this year to form a union, their union charges. Among other things, the union alleges, Cadence-Giddens has illegally withheld 401(k) matches that were due to the workers, in retaliation for their vote to form the union. In addition, … Continue reading

NLRB certifies union vote at Cadence-Giddens

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EVERETT — Hourly workers at Cadence Aerospace-Giddens in Everett are now part of Machinists Union District Lodge 751. The National Labor Relations Board on Friday certified the results of the union election at the company, which had been held May 14-15. Hourly workers had voted by a roughly 3-to-2 margin in favor of joining the … Continue reading

Cadence-Giddens vote shows workers want union

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EVERETT — Hourly workers at Cadence Aerospace-Giddens in Everett have voted by roughly a 3-2 margin to join Machinists Union District Lodge 751. However, the final outcome won’t be decided until after the National Labor Relations Board conducts a hearing that will determine the fate of 25 ballots that have not been counted yet because … Continue reading

NLRB sets union vote for Cadence-Giddens in Everett

EVERETT – Workers at Cadence Aerospace-Giddens in Everett are scheduled to vote May 14-15 on whether to join the aerospace machinists union. The National Labor Relations Board ordered the election after Machinists Union District Lodge 751 submitted signed requests from a substantial number of workers at the company. “Cadence corporate has contracts with its suppliers … Continue reading

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