Spreading the Love: Union joins peanut butter drives

SEATTLE — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 will compete this year to see which group can help ease hunger for the most people The union will take part in two annual peanut butter drives sponsored by the central labor councils in Pierce and Snohomish counties. The drives start this month, and will continue … Continue reading

Union gives 15,000 diapers for children at shelters

SEATTLE  – IAM 751 Machinists have donated 15,105 diapers and 2,900 baby wipes to two King County shelters that host women escaping from domestic violence. “We’re making a difference, one tushy at a time,” quipped Rob Curran, the chairman of the Machinists Volunteer Program at Machinists Union District Lodge 751. The MVP committee coordinated the … Continue reading

IAM 751 collecting diapers for children in shelters

SEATTLE — IAM 751 Machinists are collecting diapers to support women with young children while they’re living at two King County women’s shelters. The union will collect diapers – newborn through Size 5 – as well as pull-ups at all Machinists Union District Lodge 751 union halls in Puget Sound through Feb. 13. IAM 751’s local … Continue reading

Holden: New year brings signs of renewed union

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Machinists Union District Lodge 751 is showing signs of renewed strength after one of the most-difficult years in its history, the union’s president said. “The Jan. 3 (2014) vote that resulted in the loss of our pensions, in exchange for Boeing’s promise that we’d get to build the 777X, bitterly divided our union,” said IAM … Continue reading

New ‘Incredibles’ remake Renton, break 737 records

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RENTON — Much like “The Incredibles” of the 1960s — men and women who built the first 747s while simultaneously building a massive airplane factory around them — a new generation of IAM 751 Machinists at Boeing is reconfiguring the company’s Renton factory and installing massive new tooling, while also assembling and delivering airliners at … Continue reading

Aerospace Machinists raise $322,000 for Guide Dogs

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SEATTLE — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 raised more than $322,000 for their favorite charity, Guide Dogs of America, this year. The announcement was made by IAM 751 President Jon Holden at the annual Guide Dogs of America charity banquet in Las Vegas, where Holden presented a check for $322,266.50. District 751 remains the No. … Continue reading

Santa Claus is coming, thanks to union volunteers

TACOMA — They’re a little too tall to be elves, but a group of IAM 751 volunteers puts in a lot of time in a toy workshop year-round, making sure that underprivileged Pierce County children will get a visit from Santa this Christmas. The members of the union’s Machinists Volunteer Program do it by volunteering … Continue reading

Union collects 400 pounds of candy for Halloween

SEATTLE — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 across Puget Sound collected more than 400 pounds of candy for the Salvation Army of White Center’s annual Halloween party. There was enough candy left over for the organization’s annual Christmas Party as well, said Richard McCabe, the IAM 751 business representative who led the candy … Continue reading

District 751 golf tournament raises $15,000 for charity

REDMOND — Machinists Union District Lodge 751‘s annual Guide Dogs of America Charity Golf Tournament raised $15,000 for charity. The tournament’s organizing group presented a check for $15,000.66 for the charity in October. The tournament had been held July 20 at the Willows Run Golf Course. Nearly 200 golfers took part. “We had a really good … Continue reading

Machinists join Hometeam to fight against hunger

SEATTLE — Volunteers with Machinists Union District Lodge 751 are once again preparing to do their part in the fight against hunger. Members of the Machinists Volunteer Program — the community-service arm of the union — are set to begin collecting donations of food and cash for KING-TV‘s annual Hometeam Harvest food drive to benefit the Northwest Harvest food bank. In addition, as many as … Continue reading

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