Holden: Unions committed to tax break accountability

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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

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

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

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

Machinists picket Hytek after winning NLRB ruling

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KENT –Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 engaged in some pre-Christmas picketing as a show of solidarity with their fellow union members working at Hytek Finishes. “We’re here to send a message to our union brothers and sisters — and especially to Hytek management,” said Ron Coen, the president of Local Lodge 751-C. “We’re … Continue reading

Machinists ratify deals with 2 JBLM contractors

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD – Machinists Union members working for two different defense contractors at Joint Base Lewis-McChord have ratified new contracts. Both three-year deals, with L-3 Link Simulation and AAI Textron Corp., were ratified by wide margins, said officers with Machinists Union District Lodge 751 in Seattle. It’s the first contract for the new L-3 … Continue reading

Machinists ratify 22 contracts, show strength

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 successfully negotiated contracts with 22 employers in 2010, without a single workday lost to strikes. That track record shows the power of union solidary, District 751 President Tom Wroblewski said. “We had a lot of good contract wins in 2010, including the ground-breaking contract with Triumph Composites in … Continue reading

Contractors at NAS Whidbey vote to join union

OAK HARBOR — Some 220 civilian workers at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island have voted to join the Machinists Union. The workers are employed by defense contractor URS to perform maintenance on U.S. Navy EA-6B Prowlers and EA-18G Growler electronic warfare jets. Some 82 percent of them voted to join Machinists Union District Lodge 751 … Continue reading

Machinists ratify deal with L-3 Communications

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD — Flightline mechanics who work for defense contractor L-3 Communications at Joint Base Lewis-McChord have ratified a new four-year contract. The mechanics, who are all members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 in Seattle, voted unanimously to approve the deal earlier this month. The workers at Lewis-McChord “really liked” provisions in the … Continue reading

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