Workers win settlement over retaliation case

AUBURN — Three workers who lost their jobs during a union organizing drive at an Auburn aerospace company have been reinstated and awarded cash settlements. The National Labor Relations Board approved the settlements last month in a case that started with complaints filed by Machinists Union District Lodge 751 against Imaginetics LLC. The union filed … Continue reading

Union: Company illegally withheld 401(k) matches

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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

NLRB certifies union vote at Cadence-Giddens

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EVERETT — Hourly workers at Cadence Aerospace-Giddens in Everett are now part of Machinists Union District Lodge 751. The National Labor Relations Board on Friday certified the results of the union election at the company, which had been held May 14-15. Hourly workers had voted by a roughly 3-to-2 margin in favor of joining the … Continue reading

Cadence-Giddens vote shows workers want union

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EVERETT — Hourly workers at Cadence Aerospace-Giddens in Everett have voted by roughly a 3-2 margin to join Machinists Union District Lodge 751. However, the final outcome won’t be decided until after the National Labor Relations Board conducts a hearing that will determine the fate of 25 ballots that have not been counted yet because … Continue reading

NLRB sets union vote for Cadence-Giddens in Everett

EVERETT – Workers at Cadence Aerospace-Giddens in Everett are scheduled to vote May 14-15 on whether to join the aerospace machinists union. The National Labor Relations Board ordered the election after Machinists Union District Lodge 751 submitted signed requests from a substantial number of workers at the company. “Cadence corporate has contracts with its suppliers … Continue reading

Holden comments on South Carolina union election

SEATTLE — Jon Holden, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, released the following statement after Monday’s news that employees of the Boeing Co.’s plant in North Charleston, S.C., have asked the National Labor Relations Board for an election on whether to join the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers. “We have a … 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

Hytek Machinists march; management drags feet

KENT – After a year of contract talks, management at Hytek Finishes has yet to provide its hourly workers with an acceptable contract proposal, according to officers with the Machinists Union. Union members have been marching through the company’s Kent plant on their lunch breaks this week, showing their solidarity and their growing frustration, said … Continue reading

Union pickets in support of workers at Hytek Finishes

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KENT – Machinists Union members – many of them Boeing Co. employees – are picketing today in front of a company that provides aerospace parts. The union members have mounted an informational picket outside Hytek Finishes, at 8127 S. 216th St. in Kent. Close to 200 volunteers have signed up to man the pickets in … Continue reading

Machinists’ skill and experience make 777 better

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Machinists Union members deserve a lot of the credit for making Boeing’s 777 one of the best-selling widebody jets in commercial aviation history, the union’s district president in Seattle said. Those same union workers are also taking steps to ensure the success – and profitability – of the program for years to come, said Tom … Continue reading

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