JBLM Machinists win better pay, pension, work hours

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD — Machinists Union members working for two Joint Base Lewis-McChord contractors will receive improvements to their pay, hours of work and pension benefits after ratifying a new collective bargaining agreement. The Machinists, who are employed by DS2 and M1 Support Services, approved the three-year agreement with a 93 percent yes vote on … Continue reading

Machinists at JBLM win better pay and benefits

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD – More than a dozen IAM 751 Machinists who work for a defense contractor at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will see raises and improved health and welfare benefits as a result of their new collective bargaining agreement. The 13 workers, all employed as training simulator maintenance technicians by Textron subsidiary AAI Corp., ratified … Continue reading

New ‘Incredibles’ remake Renton, break 737 records


RENTON — Much like “The Incredibles” of the 1960s — men and women who built the first 747s while simultaneously building a massive airplane factory around them — a new generation of IAM 751 Machinists at Boeing is reconfiguring the company’s Renton factory and installing massive new tooling, while also assembling and delivering airliners at … Continue reading

Machinists honor veterans’ service to country, union


SEATTLE — Unions and the military share common values: looking out for each other and working together to achieve their missions, IAM 751 members who had served in the U.S. Armed Forces said. “You look out for each other, in that foxhole,” said Dwyane Johnson, who served as a helicopter door gunner in the U.S. … Continue reading

Union wins settlement in fight with JBLM contractor

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD — More than 200 current and former IAM 751 Machinists will share in a $165,000 settlement that has ended a legal fight with their former employer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. “We got what we were owed,” said union steward Richard Moe. “To URS, it’s a pittance. To us it means something. We … Continue reading

Holden: Unions committed to tax break accountability


The unions for aerospace workers in Washington are committed to advancing legislation that ensures the $8.7 billion tax package granted to the Boeing Co. and its suppliers last year actually grows the state’s aerospace industry. That’s the message that Jon Holden, president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, gave in his monthly message to union … Continue reading

Machinists at JBLM get better pay and benefits

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 who work for L-3 Communications at Joint Base Lewis McChord have unanimously ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. The workers are instructors who train U.S. Air Force C-17 pilots and loadmasters. Under the agreement, they will receive: 3 percent wage increases in 2015, … 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

‘We must do better,’ says new District 751 president


Saying that “we must do better,” newly elected District 751 President Jon Holden announced dates for the first of a series of planned town hall meetings where he will take ideas from members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 on the direction they want their union to go. Holden also announced that a general membership survey … Continue reading

Unions more relevant than ever, says IAM 751 chief

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Unions have never been more relevant than they are today, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 said in a recent message to members of the union for aerospace Machinists. “This union brings value to its members and the companies they work for and the communities they live in,” said District 751 President Tom … Continue reading

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