IAM leader tells retirees: ‘The fight still rages on’

SEATTLE — Seniors may have retired from their jobs, but they still have an essential role to play in their union, one of the top leaders of the International Association of Machinists said. “You are heroes, and you have made a difference in the lives of many,” said Gary Allen, the International Association of Machinists … Continue reading

Retired Machinist honored for lifetime of service

SEATTLE – A retired Machinists Union member has received a lifetime achievement award from the White House, honoring his long dedication to community service. George Braun of SeaTac received a President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his service through the Machinists Volunteer Program, which is the community-service arm of Machinists Union District Lodge 751. The awards … Continue reading

Retired IAM 751 activist to lead NW labor history group

SEATTLE — Retired IAM 751 activist Tom Lux has been elected president of the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association. Lux was elected to the post during the association’s annual conference, which was held May 1-3 in SeaTac. The association works to preserve the history and heritage of workers in British Columbia, Oregon and Washington. Association … Continue reading

Holden: Unions committed to tax break accountability

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

Big-money conservatives put target on Washington

SEATTLE — The American Legislative Exchange Council is taking aim at both unions and retirees — and it’s got allies here in Washington state to help. That was the warning that Joe Kendo, the legislative and policy director for the Washington State Labor Council, gave to members of the IAM 751 Retirement Club at their … Continue reading

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