Machinists ratify four-year deal with Republic Services

GOLDENDALE — About 150 members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 working at Republic Services recently approved a new four-year contract. The workers operate the Roosevelt Regional Landfill in Klickitat County — Washington’s largest — and work at Tri-County Disposal, based in Goldendale. The new contract includes three general wage increases, plus a $2,000 ratification … Continue reading

Eastern Wash. Machinsts raise $8,761 for charity

RICHLAND — Machinists Union members in Eastern Washington raised a record $8,761 for Guide Dogs of America with their annual charity raffle earlier this summer. This year’s total was roughly $3,000 more than previous record, set in 2014 by activists in Machinists Union Local Lodges 86, 1123 and 1951. “It’s a group effort,” said Ken … Continue reading

Company honors Machinists for safety, excellence

GOLDENDALE — Eleven Machinists Union members who work for Republic Services in Klickitat County were honored recently by their company for excellence on the job. The 11 were in the first group of Machinists to be given Republic’s “Dedicated to Excellence” award, which recognizes that the workers met Republic’s high standards for safety, while also … Continue reading

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