NAS Whidbey Machinists raise $8,800 for food banks

Note: This post has been revised to reflect updated fundraising totals. BURLINGTON – Machinists Union members who work at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station raised more than $8,800 at their recent charity golf tournament. The tournament at Avalon Golf Links attracted 48 golfers and raised $8,854, which was a fund-raising record for the fourth-annual tournament. … Continue reading

Refueling specialists at JBLM ratify union contract

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD — Machinists Union members who work as military refueling specialists at Joint Base Lewis-McChord have ratified a new three-year contract. The deal was approved with a 64-percent “yes” vote on Aug. 25. It covers 16 specialists who work at JBLM and the U.S. Army’s Yakima Training Center. Under terms of the agreement, … Continue reading

Machinists at NAS Whidbey plan charity golf tourney

OAK HARBOR — Machinists Union members who work at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station will host their second charity golf tournament in August. The four-man scramble tournament will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on Aug. 23 at the Navy Gallery Golf Course, 3065 N. Cowpens Road, Oak Harbor. The cost is $85 per … Continue reading

NAS Whidbey Machinists ratify first union contract

OAK HARBOR – Machinists Union members who work for Doss Aviation at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station will get wage and pension benefit increases after ratifying their first union contract. The Machinists at Doss approved the three-year agreement on June 9 with an 88 percent yes vote. The contract covers roughly two dozen Doss employees … Continue reading

NAS Whidbey technicians vote to join IAM 751

OAK HARBOR – Military aircraft refueling specialists who work at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station have voted to join Machinists Union District Lodge 751. Employees of Doss Aviation at NAS Whidbey voted by a 2-to-1 margin to join the union on Nov. 19. The vote affects roughly two dozen Doss workers at the air station. … Continue reading

Wroblewski: More to union than Boeing dispute

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The high volume of noise that surrounds Machinists Union relations with the Boeing Co. is drowning out news about the important work being done by the union on behalf of workers at other companies. “A lot of really important things get overlooked,” said Tom Wroblewski, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751. “The contract just … Continue reading

Machinists ratify agreement with JBLM contractor

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD — Machinists Union members working for Doss Aviation have ratified a new three-year contract. The contract covers about 15 specialists who refuel military airplanes and helicopters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the U.S. Army’s Yakima Training Center. The deal was approved with a 77 percent “yes” vote. Ballots were counted on July … Continue reading

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