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 approve 3-year deal with Triumph

The 335 Machinist Union members who work at Triumph Composites in Spokane have won unprecedented job-security guarantees after ratifying a new three-year contract with the aerospace supplier. Some 81 percent of the Machinists voted Thursday to approve the new contract with Triumph. “These negotiations are a good example of how the union and company can meet … Continue reading

Machinists ‘can, should, will’ build tanker

The decision by EADS to enter a solo bid for the U.S. Air Force’s tanker contract — after the Europeans were unable to find a U.S. partner to help with their expensive and oversized KC-45 — doesn’t really matter, District 751 President Tom Wroblewski said. “The Boeing tanker is the only one that makes sense … Continue reading

Machinists at Fairchild AFB ratify contract

Pilot instructors and flight simulator technicians at Fairchild Air Force Base will see pay raises of at least 6.69 percent this year, after they and other members of the International Association of Machinists nationwide ratified a new contract with defense contractor FlightSafety Services. The three-year deal was approved unanimously by the employees at Fairchild. Nationwide, … Continue reading

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