JBLM Machinists increase pay and pension benefits

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD — Machinists Union members who maintain helicopters used by U.S. Army special forces based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will see raises and pension increases in their new collective bargaining agreement. Workers with Kay and Associates Inc. — or KAI — approved the three-year agreement Monday with a 95-percent “yes” vote. Under their … Continue reading

Local 751-C sets date for charity poker tournament

AUBURN — Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-C‘s next charity poker tournament promises to be a fun deal. The lodge will hold its next All in for Guide Dogs Hold ‘Em Tournament on Saturday, May 20, at the Muckleshoot Casino, 2402 Auburn Way S. in Auburn. Registration will start at 5 p.m. and the tournament will … Continue reading

Machinists collect toiletries to help Seattle homeless

SEATTLE — The Human Rights and Women’s committees at Machinists Union District Lodge 751 are teaming up to collect toiletry items for homeless people in Seattle. The two committees will collect travel-sized items – including shampoo, toothpaste and deodorant – throughout March and April. Donations will be collected at all IAM 751 union halls in … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Union contract wins raises for aerospace workers

KENT — Machinists Union members who work at Hytek Finishes in Kent will see pay increases as the result of their new union contract. Union members at the plant approved a new three-year collective bargaining agreement on Jan. 27, with a 95-percent “yes” vote. Over three years, the proposed offer: Raises the minimum wage for … Continue reading

Lost jobs: 11,000 reasons for tax break accountability

OLYMPIA — The Boeing Co. has eliminated the jobs of more than 11,000 Washington state residents since Gov. Jay Inslee and the Legislature agreed to give the company the largest corporate tax incentives in U.S. history. That’s why Machinists Union District Lodge 751 and the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace are continuing to … Continue reading

Union pact helps plant’s new owners forge ahead

TUKWILA — Machinists Union members who work at Washington’s largest metal-forging company started the year with new employers, and their company has a new name. CE Star Holdings completed its purchase of the bankrupt Jorgensen Forge Corp. on Nov. 28. The collective bargaining agreement between the new Star Forge LLC and Machinists Union District Lodge … Continue reading

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