IAM 751 motorcycle event raises $9,300 for charity

SEATTLE – Machinists Union District Lodge 751’s 13th annual Puppy Putt motorcycle event raised more than $9,300 for charity. The event, held July 11, attracted nearly 50 motorcycle riders, who left from staging areas in Marysville and Lacey and rode to IAM 751’s Seattle Union Hall for an afternoon of food, music and motorcycle-themed fun. … Continue reading

Eastern Wash. Machinsts raise $8,761 for charity

RICHLAND — Machinists Union members in Eastern Washington raised a record $8,761 for Guide Dogs of America with their annual charity raffle earlier this summer. This year’s total was roughly $3,000 more than previous record, set in 2014 by activists in Machinists Union Local Lodges 86, 1123 and 1951. “It’s a group effort,” said Ken … Continue reading

Retired Machinist honored for lifetime of service

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SEATTLE – A retired Machinists Union member has received a lifetime achievement award from the White House, honoring his long dedication to community service. George Braun of SeaTac received a President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his service through the Machinists Volunteer Program, which is the community-service arm of Machinists Union District Lodge 751. The awards … Continue reading

Machinist plans Elvis tribute show for Guide Dogs

EVERETT — Some people give lip service to helping in their community. IAM 751 member Tracy Alan Moore believes in a little less conversation, a little more action. Moore works for the Boeing Co. in Everett, where he builds emergency stow boxes. But nine or 10 times a year, Moore gets up on stage and … Continue reading

IAM 751’s Palmer speaks to Renton Tech graduates

RENTON — Renton Technical College graduates were part of something excellent during their time on campus, one of the college’s trustees said in a speech during graduation ceremonies. Research done by the Aspen Institute and Brookings Institution in 2014 showed that “our RTC students are getting the training they need to go into high-paying, high-skill … Continue reading

Flight for Sight run raises $14,000 for Guide Dogs

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EVERETT — More than 110 runners took part in the 14th annual Flight for Sight fun run, helping to raise more than $14,000 for charity. The combined 5K and 10K race — with a non-competitive 1-mile walk — was held June 6, with Machinists Union District Lodge 751‘s Everett Union Hall serving as the start … Continue reading

Machinists and Lions Club team up to collect glasses

SEATTLE — Volunteers with Machinists Union District Lodge 751 are joining with the Bonney Lake Lions Club this summer to collect used eyeglasses for people in need. Collection boxes are being placed at all IAM 751 union halls in Puget Sound. The drive will run from June through September. The collected glasses will be cleaned … Continue reading

Aerospace Machinsts plan 2015 charity go-kart race

KENT — Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-F will hold its third annual Guide Dogs Karting Challenge on Sept. 12 at PGP Motorsports Park at Pacific Raceways. The event will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on that Saturday, and will feature teams of drivers racing for two hours around the PGP track, which is at … Continue reading

Unions spread the love with peanut butter for kids

EVERETT — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 in Snohomish County collected nearly 1,400 pounds of peanut butter during the recent Snohomish County Central Labor Council peanut butter drive. In addition, Machinists in south King and Pierce counties collected 280 jars of peanut butter, weighing an estimated 415 pounds, which has been given to … Continue reading

IAM 751, Pacific Raceways team up again for charity

KENT — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 and Pacific Raceways are teaming up for their 10th annual joint charity event. The union is selling discount $5 tickets for drag racing on Aug. 21-23 at the track, which is at 31001 144th Ave. SE in Kent. The tickets will be on sale starting next week at all District … Continue reading

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