Union joins peanut butter drives to aid food banks

Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 will once again compete this year to see which group can help ease hunger for the most people District 751 is taking 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

March of Diapers: Union to aid low-income families

SEATTLE — Volunteers with Machinists Union District Lodge 751 are once again teaming with community activists to bring help to low-income families and families in crisis around Puget Sound. District 751’s Machinists Volunteer Program is partnering with the group Many Communities for the third annual March of Diapers drive. The drive is an effort to … Continue reading

Machinists wearing red for heart health awareness

SEATTLE — Officers and staff from Machinists Union District Lodge 751 are wearing red clothing today as part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness of heart disease, particularly in women. “Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women,” said Dena Bartman, the co-chairwoman of the IAM 751 Women’s Committee. “We need to do … Continue reading

Fun deal: Charity poker tourney raises $10,000

AUBURN — Machinists Union members helped raised nearly $10,000 for charity with a benefit poker tournament this year. The “All in For Guide Dogs” Hold ‘Em Tournament attracted 90 players to the Muckleshoot Casino on Nov. 12. Teresa Messenger won the tournament, but Guide Dogs of America was the biggest winner, said Andy Schier, the … Continue reading

IAM 751 volunteers raise $246,000 for charity in 2016

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LAS VEGAS — Volunteers with Machinists Union District Lodge 751 raised $246,000 for charity in 2016. IAM 751 President Jon Holden presented a check for that amount to Guide Dogs of America at the organization’s annual banquet, held Nov. 19 in Las Vegas. “Our union is committed to helping people improve their quality of life,” … Continue reading

Machinists make Halloween sweeter in White Center

WHITE CENTER — Machinists Union members who work in Everett played a big part in ensuring that children in the White Center neighborhood south of Seattle had a safe and happy Halloween. Led by union steward Paul Richards, Machinists who build Boeing Co. 777 jets at the company’s Everett plant collected nearly 550 pounds of … Continue reading

Machinists join Home Team to fight against hunger

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 is teaming once again with Northwest Harvest and KING-TV to fight hunger in western Washington. The union is collecting non-perishable food items at all Puget Sound union halls as part of KING-TV’s annual Home Team Harvest food drive. Donations will be taken through Dec. 2. In addition, as … Continue reading

Fun deal: Machinists plan charity poker tournament

AUBURN — Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-C‘s fourth charity poker tournament promises to be a fun deal. The lodge’s next Guide Dogs of America Hold ‘Em Tournament will be Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn. Registration will start at 5:30 p.m. and the tournament will run from 6 to 11 p.m. Registration … Continue reading

Machinists raise $6,200 for charity at go-kart race

KENT — Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-F raised more than $6,200 for charity with its fourth-annual Karting Challenge at PGP Motorsports Park at Pacific Raceways. About 40 drivers took part in the two-hour go-kart marathon on Sept. 10. Starting positions were awarded based on the amount of pledges each driving team collected, and for the … Continue reading

IAM 751 candy drive to make Halloween sweeter

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 is once again teaming with the Salvation Army to make Halloween sweeter for the children of White Center. Union members are collecting candy for the Salvation Army’s annual Halloween party in White Center, which provides a safe alternative to trick-or-treating for children in that community. Donations of unopened, … Continue reading

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