Union: Company illegally withheld 401(k) matches

EVERETT – Managers at Cadence Aerospace-Giddens in Everett are illegally retaliating against their workers who voted earlier this year to form a union, their union charges. Among other things, the union alleges, Cadence-Giddens has illegally withheld 401(k) matches that were due to the workers, in retaliation for their vote to form the union. In addition, … Continue reading

Union members have rights denied most U.S. workers

SEATTLE — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 working at the Boeing Co. enjoy rights and benefits most working Americans don’t have — thanks to their union contract. “These rights are empowering,” said Laura Ewan, who is an attorney with Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, a Seattle law firm that represents District 751 and 50 … Continue reading

Holden: McNerney remarks are ‘astounding and sad’

SEATTLE — Jon Holden, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, issued the following statement to union members in response to Boeing Co. CEO Jim McNerney’s flippant remarks about “cowering employees” during the company’s second-quarter earnings call on July 23. “If anyone had wondered whether Boeing’s relationship with its own workers could come to … Continue reading

Aerospace Machinists join Fight for $15 in Seattle

SEATTLE  — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 is formally joining the Fight for $15 in Seattle. The union’s District Council voted unanimously March 11 to endorse Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s proposal to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15. The motivation is simple, said Larry Brown, the union’s Legislative Director. “Clearly, we all do better … Continue reading

51 percent of Machinists say yes to Boeing proposal

SEATTLE — Machinists Union members have voted to accept the Boeing Co.‘s proposed eight-year contract with a 51-percent yes vote. “Our members have spoken and this is the course we’ll take,” said Tom Wroblewski, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 represents more than 30,000 hourly workers at Boeing plants in Puget Sound. Machinists … Continue reading

Wroblewski says Boeing offer ‘is still a bad deal’

SEATTLE — A Boeing Co. proposal for an eight-year contract extension contains weak assurances that Machinists Union members will build the company’s 777X airplane in Puget Sound, the union’s district president warned. That “weak promise of job security” — coupled with Boeing’s plans to destroy union retirement benefits, jack up health care costs and limit future wage … Continue reading

Wroblewski clarifies events surrounding Boeing offer

SEATTLE — Tom Wroblewski, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, sent the following message to his union membership this morning, regarding Boeing’s decision to break off talks aimed at securing the 777X for Washington state: Dear Brothers and Sisters Several hundred of our 30,000 members at Boeing e-mailed me overnight to ask why … Continue reading

Union: We were willing to give labor peace

SEATTLE – Talks between the Boeing Co. and Machinists Union District Lodge 751 have ended after the two sides failed to reach an agreement on a proposed contract extension that would have guaranteed the 777X would be built in Washington state. “Our members want to build the 777X, and we believe Boeing’s best chance for … Continue reading

Machinists present Boeing with offer to secure 777X

SEATTLE — Machinists Union representatives have presented the Boeing Co. with a preliminary proposal for a contract that would secure 777X wing fabrication and final assembly work for Puget Sound. The union is not disclosing any of the terms of its Wednesday offer. “We tried to craft a proposal that would meet the needs of … Continue reading

IAM 751 and Boeing leaders meet again, talk 777X

SEATTLE — Senior representatives from Machinists Union District Lodge 751 and Boeing Commercial Airplanes will meet again today. This second meeting follows Tuesday’s feedback session, which was the first meeting between the union and the company since Nov. 13, when union members voted to  reject the Boeing Co.’s proposed eight-year contract offer. The goal of today’s … Continue reading

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