Spokane Valley Machinists approve labor agreement

SPOKANE VALLEY – Machinists Union members who work at ASC Machine Tools will get raises and improved retirement benefits, thanks to their new union contract. The workers, who are members of Machinists Union Local Lodge 86, approved the agreement with an 65 percent yes vote on Dec. 27. Under the terms of the three-year agreement, Machinists … Continue reading

Spokane-area Machinists improve pay and benefits

SPOKANE — Members of Machinists Union Local Lodge 86 working for three different Spokane-area employers have won significant wage increases in recent months, while maintaining health and retirement benefits. Machinists working at a fourth employer were able to add a 401(k) benefit as well. “Our members are hard-working and highly skilled specialists in high-demand fields,” … Continue reading

Spokane Machinists hit mark for charity fundraising

SPOKANE VALLEY – A record turnout helped Machinists Union Local Lodge 86 hit a new mark for charity fundraising at its fourth annual Guide Dogs of America Trap Shoot. In all, 83 shooters took part, helping to raise a record $7,546 for the charity at the shoot, which was held Aug. 20 at the Spokane … Continue reading

Fire department mechanics join Machinists District 751

SPOKANE VALLEY — Mechanics and couriers for the Spokane Valley Fire Department are the newest members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, after a favorable ruling that clarified who will be members of the new bargaining unit. The ruling by the state’s Public Employment Relations Commission means that all of the department’s fleet maintenance workers … Continue reading

Machinists accept offer, ending lockout at Triumph

SPOKANE – Machinists Union members who work at Triumph Composite Systems have accepted the company’s offer on a four-year contract and will return to work on Monday. Union members voted by 82 percent to accept the offer, which ends a lockout at the aerospace parts factory that was going into its sixth week. “We are … Continue reading

Machinists reach tentative agreement with Triumph

SPOKANE – Negotiators from the Machinists Union and Triumph Composite Systems have reached a tentative agreement that could end the five-week-long labor dispute at the aerospace manufacturing plant. Union members who work at the plant will vote on the proposed four-year agreement on Wednesday. The two sides came to the tentative agreement after three days … Continue reading

Support Triumph workers by texting to donate

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 has created a text-to-donate site that will allow union members and people in the community to support Machinists Union members who have been locked out at Triumph Composite Systems in Spokane. To donate, simply text “STRIKE” to 91999, or click on this link. All contributions will be used … Continue reading

IAM 751 updates on lockout at Triumph Composites

SPOKANE – Machinists Union District Lodge 751 issued the following update Wednesday as the labor dispute at Triumph Composite Systems in Spokane concluded its third week: There have been no talks between the union and the company since May 9. On that date, union members voted by 94 percent to reject the company’s “last and … Continue reading

Spokane Machinists will have a blast for charity

SPOKANE VALLEY — Machinists Union Local Lodge 86 will hold its fourth-annual charity trap shoot on Aug. 20. The event will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Spokane Gun Club, which is at 19615 E. Sprague Ave. in Greenacres. The cost is $80 per person, which includes lunch, trophies and door … Continue reading

IAM leaders join Machinists on picket line at Triumph

SPOKANE — Leaders of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers today marched in solidarity with Machinists Union Local Lodge 86 members in Spokane, who are in the second week of a lockout at Triumph Composite Systems. IAM International President Bob Martinez and Western Territory General Vice President Gary Allen also met with local union … Continue reading

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