Machinists in Sumner authorize potential strike

SUMNER – Machinists Union members at AIM Aerospace say they’re ready to strike if current negotiations with the company don’t produce an acceptable contract. Ninety percent of the union members who work for the company in Sumner voted “yes” in a strike sanction vote on Nov. 13. The vote does not mean a strike is … Continue reading

Machinists vote to reject Boeing proposal

SEATTLE — Sixty-seven percent of the members of International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers District Lodges 751 in Seattle and W-24 in Portland, Ore., voted Nov. 13 to reject the Boeing Co.’s offer of an eight-year contract extension that would have expired in 2024. IAM District 751 Directing Business Representative Tom Wroblewski issued the … Continue reading

Machinists to vote on Boeing 777X proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers District Lodge 751 and District Lodge W-24 will vote on a proposal from the Boeing Co. that, if approved, would guarantee the Boeing 777X wings and fuselage will be built by IAM members in the Puget Sound. In exchange for the 777X guarantee, Boeing proposes a new … Continue reading

IAM 751 pledges support for striking Auburn Machinists

AUBURN — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 President Tom Wroblewski pledged the support of more than 33,000 aerospace Machinists to 63 fellow unionists on strike against an Auburn company. “We’re here to support you, whatever way we can,” said Wroblewski, as he donated a $1,000 check to the Machinists Union Local Lodge 79 strike fund. … Continue reading

Union: Chicago could learn from Boeing’s history

If  Boeing Co. management in Chicago is serious about fixing its failed corporate culture, executives could start by studying the history of their own company, the leader of the Machinists Union’s District Lodge in Seattle said. For most of Boeing’s history, managers and employee unions worked together for the benefit of both, said District 751 President Tom Wroblewski. “It’s … Continue reading

Wroblewski: Chicago must earn future work

Machinists Union members on the 787 line have gone above and beyond to find and correct problems on the oft-delayed Dreamliner, and Machinists in Renton are delivering 737s at all-time record rates. Given that, it’s hard to fathom why Boeing CEO Jim McNerney continues to publicly question the skills of his Puget Sound workforce and threaten … Continue reading

Wroblewski: Workers are Boeing’s only edge

Whether Boeing decides to re-engine the 737 or start from scratch on an all-new replacement is less important than another strategic business decision: whether to partner with its workers or fight them. “It’s not so much a question of picking the right product, but more of a question of picking the right way to do … Continue reading

Union chief questions latest Boeing move

Only one part of a statement issued by Boeing on Monday makes any sense, District 751 President Tom Wroblewski said, and that’s “Boeing’s recognition of the superior quality of the products and services provided by our members in the Interiors Responsibility Center in Everett.” Otherwise, Boeing’s announcement of plans to build a new facility in … Continue reading

Murray: Carolina decision ‘shortsighted’

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray criticized Boeing’s decision to break off talks toward a long-term contract with its Puget Sound Machinists and instead move a second 787 final assembly line to South Carolina. She called it “a shortsighted decision.” “We had an opportunity today to take a step toward workforce stability and a win for Boeing, … Continue reading

District 751: Smart decision is to work with us

Leaders of Machinists Union District 751 called on Boeing leaders to make the smart decision and place a proposed second 787 assembly line in Everett. “Boeing faces a lot of challenges right now, and its only chance for success is to form partnerships with the people who can help it,” District leadership said in a … Continue reading

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