Whidbey Machinists win raises, retirement security

OAK HARBOR — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 who work for Delaware Resource Group at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station have won pay increases and enhanced retirement benefits with a new collective bargaining agreement. The workers approved the agreement with a 92-percent “yes” vote on Aug. 27. “This collective bargaining agreement recognizes the … Continue reading

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

Fairchild AFB Machinists win raises, pension benefit

SPOKANE — Machinists Union members who work for defense contractor Delaware Resources Group have ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement that includes a new pension benefit. The agreement covers DRG’s civilian workers at Fairchild Air Force Base and five other sites nationwide. At Fairchild, the agreement will cover 15 DRG pilot instructors and flight … 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

Wroblewski: We are ‘only logical choice’ for 777-X

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Major milestones achieved by Machinists Union members in August show once again why Puget Sound is the only logical place for the Boeing Co. to locate its 777-X program, the union’s president said. Boeing “can’t afford another setback like we’ve seen with the 787,” said Tom Wroblewski, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751. … Continue reading

IAM golf tournament raises $3,500 for Whidbey charity

OAK HARBOR — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 who work at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station raised more than $3,500 with a charity golf tournament. The event was held Aug. 24 at the Navy Gallery Golf Course and attracted 56 golfers. All the proceeds went to North Whidbey Help House, a community-based food … Continue reading

Whidbey Machinists ratify first contract with DRG

OAK HARBOR — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 who work as technicians maintaining P-3 Orion simulators at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station have ratified their first collective bargaining agreement. The Machinist voted by 91 percent on Aug. 23 to approve the contract with Delaware Resources Group. They had voted unanimously to join the … Continue reading

NAS Whidbey Machinists plan charity golf tournament

OAK HARBOR — Machinists Union members who work at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station will host a charity golf tournament in August. The four-man scramble tournament will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on Aug. 24 at the Navy Gallery Golf Course, 3065 N. Cowpens Road, Oak Harbor. The cost is $80 per player, … Continue reading

NAS Whidbey workers vote to join Machinists Union

OAK HARBOR – A group of workers who maintain P-3 Orion simulators at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station has voted to join the Machinists Union. The hourly workers at Delaware Resource Group at NAS Whidbey voted unanimously on May 4 to join Machinists Union District Lodge 751, which is based in Seattle. Members of the … Continue reading

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